Staff profile

Louise Pigden

Deputy Dean Head of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience

At a Governing Council meeting


College of Engineering and Technology


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am Deputy Dean and Head of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience.

Membership of professional bodies

Membership of professional bodies / professional activities


Recent conferences

Higher Education Academy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Conference: Creativity in Learning, Teaching and Student Experience. 29 Jan - 1 Feb 2018. Newcastle Centre for Life

Experience in industry

Recent publications

Pigden, L., & Jegede, F. (2018). Understanding the Educational Needs Of Joint Honours Degree Students In A Post Brexit United Kingdom Higher Education Sector. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 4(1), 383-404.

Pigden, L. and Moore, A. G. (2018) 'Employability outcomes for university joint honours graduates,' Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, DOI: 10.1108/HESWBL-11-2017-0088

Pigden, EL., Moore, G., (2017) Does subject choice in a joint honours degree affect graduate employability? International Journal of Science and Technology, ISSN 2454-5880 (accepted for conference)

Pigden, EL., Jegede, F., (2017) Understanding the Educational Needs of Joint and Combined Honours Degree Students in a Post Brexit UK Higher Education Sector – A Survey of Selected Universities in England Innovative Higher Education, ISSN:0742-5627 (under peer review)

Pigden, EL., Moore, G., (2017) Highly skilled employment outcomes for graduates of joint honours degrees compared with single honours degrees: analysis of UK data from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey The International Journal of Higher Education Research, ISSN: 1573-174X (under peer review)

Pigden, EL., (2016) Understanding the lived experiences of joint honours graduates: how can educators best enable student success? International Journal of Arts and Sciences, CD-ROM. ISSN: 1944-6934 :: 09(01):49–62 (2016)

Pigden, EL., Jegede, F., (2016) Combined Degrees & Employability: A Comparative Analysis of Single and Joint Honours Graduates of UK Universities. West East Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 2168-7315 (Online) USA Vol 5, No 1 (2016)

Pigden, EL., Matthews, B., (2015) Academic and professional support for a large, multi-subject joint honours scheme at the University of Derby. Poster presented at: Academic Advising and Personal Tutoring – UK Network Launch in association with NACADA: the global community for academic advising; 25 March 2015; University of Sheffield