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Professor Sam Smidt

Academic Director - University College London (UCL)

I am Director of the UCL Arena Centre so lead on the strategy related to education development at UCL and on the support of academic staff in enhancing their learning and teaching practice.
A particle physicist by background, with many years’ experience in online and distance education at the Open University, I have worked extensively on developing and implementing learning and teaching policy.
I also have several years’ experience working in international education projects, particularly in capacity building projects in Central Asia and in Bangladesh.