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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

I work as a Computing Lecturer for Grwp Llandrillo Menai, one of the largest Further Education colleges in the UK.

I mainly teach on Higher Education and Professional courses specialising in:

Current position

Grwp Llandrillo-Menai (2001 - present)

Computing Lecturer

Full-time lecturing role specialising in:

HE Programme Leader

This role is additional to teaching duties and involves for coordination of Foundation Degrees and BSc Honours degrees in Computing (Software Development & Networking routes). The role includes:

Member of Research & Scholarship group / Joint Editor of Insight Journal

This role is additional to teaching duties. The Research & Scholarship group's aim is to promote and support scholarly activity across the organisation. We produce a yearly scholarly journal to provide staff and students with an entry point into publishing academic articles.

Post-graduate Education

Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Networking

Open University

Completed 2014

Comprised four modules T824 Routing (ROUTE), T828 Network Security (CCNA Security), T826 Multilayer Switching (SWITCH) and T827 Optimising Networks (TSHOOT).

Post-Graduate Certificate of Education

University of Newport

Completed July 2004

PGCE Post Compulsory Education

Other qualifications / memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Achieved recognition as Fellow in November 2011.

Cisco Networking Academy Certified Trainer

Training on Cisco Certified courses since 2002

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Passed Microsoft 98-366 MTA Networking Fundamentals exam January 2012

CompTIA A+

Passed CompTIA A+ exam December 2006

City & Guilds

Fujikura (Wiltshire, UK)

Optical Fibre Installation and Testing (Single-mode & Multimode) course completed August 2001.

University Education

BA (Hons) European Business Administration (2.1)
Diplome d'Etudes Superieures Européennes de Management

Middlesex University (London, UK) / Centre d'Etudes Superieures Européennes de Management (Reims, France)

Four year honours degree programme completed 1979-83.

Lived and studied in France for years 1 & 2.

Years 3 & 4 completed in UK

Thin sandwich course included two six-month industrial placements

Previous positions

Austin Taylor Communications (1989 - 2001)

Marketing Manager

Responsible for:

Nomad Structures (1989)

PA to Managing Director

Temporary position reporting to MD. Responsible for production schedule and other administrative duties.

Dellfield Digital (1984 - 1988)

Product Manager

First employment after graduation with company designing and manufacturing digital phone systems.

Job role included producing product specifications and liaising with development teams during development and test process. Supported sales managers in delivering training to potential distributors.

High-school Education

Normanhurst Boys High School (Sydney, Australia)

Higher School Certificate

A level equivalent completed 1978

School Certificate

O level equivalent completed 1976

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