At Vision West Nottinghamshire College we have a dedicated team of people who support our HE students.
The HE team will ensure that you have the facilities and resources to study efficiently
and effectively and the support and guidance to help you with a range of issues
and queries. If you need any help or advice throughout your time here at college,
please feel free to get in touch with one of the team listed below.
Hi, I'm Eleanor Taylor
As Head of HE and International, I have a cross-college role which involves leading on the growth
and improvement of both HE and also international provision, so I work closely with the Heads
of School and other support areas, as well as leading the HE team. I am hugely proud of the ringing
endorsement we got from the Quality Assurance Agency during 2010-11, as well as the work we have done
to improve the HE student experience at college. But 2012-13 will still be a busy year for the team,
as we will be working to rollout the same good practice to our international students, as well as making
sure that all 2012 applicants understand the new funding arrangements. We will also be really focussing
on making the best use possible of student feedback.
I am so fortunate that despite all the meetings, emails and reports, I still have daily contact
with students who come in to the HE Zone, because it is our students who make this role so worthwhile.
Hi, I'm Dani MacKinnon
I'm the HE & International Manager and my main responsibilities are involved with managing
all aspects of the HE student experience. This includes ensuring you are provided with accurate,
useful and timely information well before you start your course and as you progress through your
studies with us.
I liaise regularly with a wide range of support teams across the college, such as finance, admissions,
student services and the learning resource centres to ensure that you have everything you need to succeed
on your course. I also work with curriculum teams to identify additional support, activities and
opportunities relating to your course and academic development to allow you to maximise your potential
and experience at Vision West Nottinghamshire College. Please do get in touch with me by calling 01623 627191 ext 8697,
if you have any suggestions on how we might improve the service we provide to our HE and our international students.
Hi, I'm Shelley Dawson
I’m the HE & International Co-ordinator. It’s my job to try to make sure
our HE team activities run smoothly, so the job is very varied! Behind the scenes, I organise essential administration,
support validations & approvals, and external quality audits, and collect, track and monitor the quality of information
associated with our HE courses. I can help with your queries about applications, enrolment, assessment hand-in etc, but
can also help signpost where you can go to get answers to other queries you may have. I am also responsible for the
organisation and administration of the assessment boards where your grades will be formally ratified. You can find me
in room 105B at Derby Road, or alternatively you can give me a call on
01623 627191 ext 8699.
Hi, I’m Theresa Allin
I’m the Higher Education and International Advisor and can be found in room 108 at Derby Road. My role within
the team is to offer support and guidance to both staff and students and to assist with any international enquiries.
My role also requires me to raise awareness of Vision West Nottinghamshire College to students through school visits, open days and
various workshops offering guidance on how to progress within education to fulfil ambitions through study.
Here at Vision West Nottinghamshire College we are always keen to ensure that our students receive the best possible experience.
I also administer the Access to Learning Fund, so if you find yourself in financial difficulty during your studies, contact me straight away. We might be able to help.
You can contact me on 01623 627191 ext 8513 or by email at
Hi, my name is Louise Storry
I’m the curriculum and communications officer for Higher Education and International.
My main role is to ensure that the HE programmes are ready for external review, audit, inspection and approval.
I’ll be making sure that the information you receive, prior to and after your enrolment, contains
everything you need. I’ll be reviewing website content and publications such as the prospectus, student
survival guide, HE newsletter and your programme handbooks. I’ll also be helping to promote our Higher Education
provision and attending various events such as open evenings and employer showcases.
Once you’ve joined Vision West Nottinghamshire College I’ll be contacting you about your experience with us through one of our
‘Student Voice’ surveys. I’m based in Room 108 at Derby Road so you can either call in to see me or contact me
on 01623 627191 ext 8380.
Hi, my name is Sally Dodsley
I’m the Higher Education and International Study Skills Coach. You will find me in Room 108 at Derby Road.
The primary aim of my role is to assist you in reaching your academic potential. I will be working with all
students currently on Higher Education programmes here at Vision West Nottinghamshire College and all international students.
I am also working with students currently on 3 programmes who may wish to progress to a Level 4 qualification.
I’m here to help you adapt to the unique demands of higher education. I will be running regular study skills
workshops at various sites around the college as well as offering one-to-one support for students wishing to get
the best out of their academic studies.