Staff profile

Jon White


School/College liaison manager for the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism

College

Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism

Department

Institute of Education

Research centre

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Campus

Buxton Campus

Email

J.White1@Derby.ac.uk

About

I am the school and college liaison tutor for the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism. As such, I am often the first point of contact for potential new students, schools and colleges. I do my best to welcome applicants to the University of Derby so that the process of applying to University is as straightforward as possible.

My main role is to visit schools and colleges and tell them about the campus in Buxton so that potential applicants can see the amazing facilities that we have. They can also meet the teaching staff and see how they operate. The teachers on these programmes are experts in their field and share their enthusiasm with their students.

I support the following programmes: Culinary Management, Spa and Wellness Management, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, and Event Management.

Teaching responsibilities

As a school and college liaison manager I do not currently teach students. However, I had 15 years working at Kedleston Road as a Senior Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies, so you can be sure that I can give a great presntation!

Professional interests

My professional interests revolved around the process of Transition. Whether this is when a child moves from home to nursery or whether it is when an adult decides to come to university there needs to be an understanding of how the processes are planned and managed.

I believe that if this process is effective it will lead to the development of resilience so that individuals can better cope with what life (or University) brings them.

Research interests

I have recently carried out an audit of our admissions process to explore the effectiveness of "first contacts".

I regularly visit the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Belgium and Austria to work with early years professionals in these countries.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Undergraduate Qualifications 

Postgraduate Qualifications 

Recent conferences

International experience

I regularly visit the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Belgium and Austria to work with early years professionals in these countries.

Additional interests and activities

As School/College liaison manager, I am happy to visit schools and colleges to give a interactive presentation on University life, The Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism and how to prepare your University personal statement.

Recent publications