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Michaela Schriek BA (Hons), MSc, FInstLM, FRSA

Programme Manager

Tel: +44 (0)7904 787999
E-mail: m.schriek@uwtsd.ac.uk

  • Lecturer
  • CertHE Applied Leadership and Management Skills Outreach
  • Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Centre Co-ordinator and Administrator

As an ILM-approved Leadership and Management trainer and qualified QCF&VRQ assessor, I have taken up the role of Programme Manager for the CertHE which is double certificated by ILM as well as UWTSD.

I am an excellent communicator and IT-competent creative problem solver with a passion for learning, teaching and development.

  • Institute of Leadership and Management
  • City and Guilds
  • Royal Society of Arts

The Skills for the Workplace Outreach Programme will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in Autumn 2022 and is also rebranding for new October 2022 entrants to:

Applied Leadership and Management Outreach 

In my current role as the Programme Manager for the CertHE Programme, I am responsible for the co-ordination of teaching materials, tutors and pastoral student support. I teach full time on the four taught modules within the CertHE, which is a standalone programme but also feeds into the BA in Applied Leadership and Management Outreach course. I also contribute to the development of all the modules on both the BA and CertHE courses.

The CertHE taught modules cover the following topics:

  • Management Communication
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Enterprise and Intrapreneurship

All of our Outreach students (along with every other student in the university) now also study two self-directed Graduate Attribute modules at Levels 4, 5 and 6. The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable students to develop and evidence a range of career-focused skills related to their chosen subject area. These skills include:

  • digital competency
  • research and project management

It also includes personal competencies such as:

  • communication
  • creativity
  • self-reflection
  • resilience and problem-solving.

The module content builds in complexity in each Level. Assessment of these modules is specifically tailored to the students’ own programme of study. These are studied concurrently with taught modules and all teaching materials are accessed in the form of an online course and Team site. Regular, synchronous online tutorial/workshop sessions with a tutor are also scheduled in order to enhance and support the students’ individual autonomous learning.

The quinquennial major review of both the CertHE and BA Programmes has just been approved and validated by the university and I am now in the process of supervising and contributing to the complete rewrite of the existing modules and the addition of some brand new ones.

The new ones will be extensively researched and the teaching materials written and quality assured in time for delivery in October 2022 under the new programme branding. Suitable employment-focused assessments will be designed and written for use by all CertHE tutors.

My own extensive personal research over the past twelve months has enabled me to complete the forty-nine Dimensions of Management produced by the Institute of Leadership and Management and I have secured a Fellowship with the same awarding body.

In 2018 I undertook a research project for my MSc in Leadership and Management thesis.

The Yearbook that is currently used on CertHE has been a research project undertaken with two colleagues and is compiled from all available published materials from Sage Publishers:

Maund, A., Schriek, M., Tinkler, P. (2017) Certificate in Higher Education Skills for the Workplace Student Yearbook, Sage.

Teaching material development and assessment design coupled with the facilitation of learning and pastoral care are my biggest passions. Research and development of teaching styles and methods feeds into my personal interest of positive psychology and its use as a tool for the development of mature students.

  •  “Certificate in Higher Education Skills for the Workplace Student Yearbook” (2017) Maund, A., Schriek, M., Tinkler, P., Sage.
  •  “Principles of Assessment” (2015) Schriek, M. United States: KDP.