Staff profile

James Mitchell

Experiential Learning Leader - Outdoor, Countryside, Adventure and Ecotourism


Outdoor and Adventure Sport


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences


Buxton Campus



I am the Experiential Learning Leader for the Outdoor, Countryside, Adventure and Ecotourism department. I aspire to provide an innovative and interactive learning environment, motivating students to engage in learning and discover knowledge for themselves. The role places an emphasis on the process of learning, encouraging students to become life-long learners and giving them the tools to critically apply knowledge to the 'real world'. I firmly believe in the individual nature of learning adopting a student centred approach to teaching, learning and assessment.


Teaching responsibilities

Module leader for Diploma in Professional Practice.


Research interests

Real World Learning and its impact upon learning.


Membership of professional bodies

Member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors



Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications