New Director of Student Experience

The University of Roehampton is pleased to announce that David Dickinson has joined as the new Director of Student Experience.

Posted: 13 September 2013

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David Dickinson joins Roehampton from the University of Surrey, where he was Director of Student Support. David has worked in student services leadership since 2002 and has wide ranging experience encompassing responsibility for the student experience and improvement of services, including Student Centres, Health & Wellbeing, Advice & Finance, Chaplaincy, Wardening and Mentoring services.

David served on the Executive of AMOSSHE, the Student Services Organisation, between 2003 and 2010, initially as Secretary and later as Vice-Chair. He contributed to the overhaul of the national Survey, the establishment of the Value & Impact work and the development of the National Office.

Commenting on the new appointment, Laurence Benson, Registrar and University Secretary said: “We are delighted to welcome David to the University. We are committed to providing our students with an extensive network of tools and support to ensure that they have the best experience whilst studying with us. We have seen our student satisfaction rates climb year on year and our students continue to have the highest employability rate of any other post-92 London university. With his wealth of experience in delivering students services and support, we have no doubt that David will build on that success and be a welcome addition to the Roehampton family. I’d also like to extend our thanks to Jackie Brown for the valuable work that she undertook whilst covering this role on an interim basis.”

David took up his new post on 1 September, taking over from Jackie Brown who had covered the post as Interim Director following the departure of Dr Ian Pickup in January 2013.

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