About Deborah Sloan
Deborah is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an alumni of the Advance HE Aurora programme for female leaders. She is an experienced lecturer within the Centre for Flexible Education with academic expertise in work-based learning, employability and professional development. She is Course Director of the University’s Graduate Leadership Programme, which supports graduates into employment, combining a six-month internship with a PgCert in Graduate Leadership. In 2017/18, the Course Team was awarded an Ulster University
Distinguished Education Award for Collaborative Excellence and in 2018/19 were shortlisted in the Education Awards for best Business Collaboration. Deborah is also Programme Director of the Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development which facilitates study across the entire University portfolio through a short courses framework.
Deborah is a strong advocate of mentoring and acts as a mentor on Ulster University’s Professional Development scheme to support members of staff seeking HEA fellowship accreditation. Deborah has a background in widening access and community learning having taught in community and voluntary settings. In an external capacity, she is a Trustee of the CENI (Community Evaluation NI) Board and an Education Authority governor representative on two school Boards of Governors.
Deborah has taken an active role in the development of the Ulster University Women’s Network which seeks to provide a supportive and collegiate space to inspire and enable women across the University to fulfil their potential.