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Kate Coulson


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Kate Coulson (BSocSc, MSc, PGCTHE, SFHEA, CeLP, FRSA) is the Head of Learning Development at the University of Northampton. The Learning Development Team supports and advises all students with their academic skills through face to face tutorials, drop in session, embedded workshops and bespoke learning materials. The team is research active and works closely with faculty based collegaues on research projects. 

Research Interests

Learning Development; Student Experience; Academic Skills; Student Progression, Retention and Attainment

External positions

Professional Recognition - Leade

1 Aug 2019 → …

National Steering Group Member, Association of Learning Development in Higher Education

1 Aug 2019 → …

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Research Output 2015 2015

  • 1 Special issue

Effective practice in the design of directed independent learning opportunities, Study skills for academic success: SPOC and MOOC

Coulson, K., 2015, Higher Education Academy - Compendium of Good Practice, p. 107-109 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication types Special issueResearch

Open Access
academic success
university education

Activities 2012 2019

  • 9 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participating in a conference or workshop
  • 1 Workshop

Dreams Can Come True: The University of Northampton’s Integrated Learner Support Model

Kate Coulson (Speaker), Kate Swinton (Speaker)
4 Apr 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


How to be successful and then mess up….negotiating the world of blended learning.

Kate Coulson (Speaker)
5 Jul 2016

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationTeaching

Learning Developer to domination. How to collaborative accidentally created a SOOC.

Kate Coulson (Speaker)
14 Apr 201416 Apr 2014

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationTeaching

MOOC and SPOC: a tale of two courses.

Kate Coulson (Speaker), Ale Armellini (Speaker), Robert Farmer (Speaker)
1 Sep 20143 Sep 2014

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationTeaching

Using Blackboard Learn to create an Open Online Course.

Kate Coulson (Speaker), Robert Farmer (Speaker)
29 Apr 20142 May 2014

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationTeaching