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Department of Management

 Stephen Rose

Stephen Rose

Academic Mentor




Stephen Rose is an Academic Mentor for the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship programme.  

He joined the University of Exeter Business School in 2019 having previously worked as a Lecturer (Work-Based Learning) and Education Advisor (Technology Enhanced Learning) within the University’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (CEMPS).  

Before joining CEMPS he held the role of Education Advisor within Education Enhancement at the University and contributed to the Learning to Teach in Higher Education (LTHE) and Professional Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) programmes. 

Stephen has also contributed to the UEBS’ With Industrial Experience programme supporting undergraduate students on UK and International-based industrial placements, providing guidance on academic, personal and professional development aspects of their programme. 

Prior to joining the University, Stephen had many years of service working as a Lecturer and Programme Manager within Further and Higher Education. This included a role as a Teacher Trainer and Advanced Practitioner delivering core and specialist modules on PGCE and Cert. Ed Initial Teacher Education programmes. 

Stephen also enjoyed a period of time working as an independent Educational Consultant which included authoring and designing course content for Access to Higher Education programmes enabling students without traditional qualifications, at a distance or workplace-based learners, to study at University. Stephen also led the development of e-portfolios for the International Examinations Officers’ Association (iEOA). 

Stephen currently works remotely from his home in the South West of France. 

Nationality: British


  • BSc (Hons)
  • MA
  • Cert. Ed. 

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Research interests

  • Work-Based learning  
  • Widening participation and promoting access to Higher Education  
  • Developing and supporting online/remote and Work-Based Learning communities of practice 

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards and Honours

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)  
  • Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (FHEA) 

Professional Recognition and Awards

  • 2014 – 2015 - University of Exeter Annual Fund Grant – funding a project ‘Journal of Undergraduate Science and Technology’ which established an online journal and annual conference event to showcase undergraduate research within the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter 
  • 2013-2014 – Annual University Teaching Awards: College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter. Nominations in categories… 
    • Best Lecturer 
    • Innovative Teaching 
    • Most supportive Member of Staff (2) 
    • Best Employability Support (College Winner) 
  • 2013 – 2014 – University of Exeter Annual Fund Grant (with Dr N.C. King) - funding a project - ‘Virtual Lab Assistant’: an online resource supporting laboratory experiments for ‘Natural Sciences’, University of Exeter 
  • 2012 – 2013 – HEA Individual Teaching Development Grant – funding a project to promote a constructive professional dialogue between students and their teachers to co-create innovative online resources which enhance understanding, progression and achievement on and between modules/programme stages across College disciplines. 
  • 2011-2012 – University of Exeter Teaching Fellowship Award – funding membership of SEDA and training for Fellowship – FSEDA (2012) 
  • 2010-2011 – JISC Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant ‘Unlocking the Hidden Curriculum’ - using Augmented Reality on mobile devices to reveal and interpret the biodiversity of the University of Exeter’s Streatham campus. Short-listed Nominee in the ICT Initiative of the year category – THE Leadership & Management Awards 2011. 
  • 2007-2008– University of Plymouth Teaching Fellowship Award - Extending the Learning Environment (VLE development) to promote opportunities for Continuing and Access to Higher Education within the workplace (in association with Somerset County Council) 
  • 2006-2007 – HEA Education Subject Centre (ESCalate) Research Award- Mobile Learning: an investigation into the potential for using mobile computing devices and mobile phones for teaching and learning 
  • 2006-2007 - University of Plymouth HELP-CETL Fellowship Award - funding the development of FE/HE in-service programmes to develop teaching and learning skills using new and emerging technologies 
  • 2005-2006 – University of Plymouth HELP-CETL CPD Award - funding professional qualifications in technology enhanced learning (LeTTOL/ITOL) 

External positions

  • Independent member of the Steering Group of the British Conference for Undergraduate Research (BCUR)  

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I have been a professional teacher for some 38 years. Whilst my current teaching practice is within online teaching and remote learning environments I have always enjoyed working with my students in a wide range of Educational settings. 

I particularly enjoy working with students whose circumstances have meant that they have not been able to access educational opportunity via traditional routes and are now enabled by technology or new work and life chances to study and achieve their potential. 

I enjoy working with Degree Apprentices as they apply knowledge and skills through academic study within the work environment and by doing so are able to be more effective within their roles and realise their career ambitions. 

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