Burnley College University Courses appoints new dean

Nina Parkin has been appointed as dean of Burnley College University Courses.

She will be tasked with building on the success of the existing degree-level provision at Burnley College’s £100m campus, and engaging with those returning to education after a break and those leaving college or sixth form.

Nina brings a wealth of high-level experience to the role. Early in her career, she was a business development manager with a regional chemical engineering firm. Then, by earning her teaching qualification through part-time evening study, she taught at Burnley College for 15 years.

In this role she has guided school leavers to A Level and vocational qualifications in business; working with GCSE business students from local schools, as well as supporting the professional development of individuals through the Institute of Leadership and Management courses.

She held both programme leader and curriculum manager roles before becoming head of the School of Business and Management at BCUC, and now her appointment as dean.

Nina said: "I am proud to be leading BCUC on the next stage of its mission to bring about real and lasting change to the lives of individuals, employers and our communities. I will work tirelessly to ensure that BCUC continues to reflect the needs of learners and the business community – now and in the future.

"Going forward, BCUC will continue to be central to the area’s economic and skills growth; we will empower still more individuals to take up the degree-level study they may have previously thought was unattainable and we will grow our facilities to provide an inspirational and high-tech space in which to learn.”

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