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. & Moore, A.G. (2019) Educational advantage and employability of UK university graduates – accepted into Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning

Pigden, L. & Jegede, F. (2019)Thematic Analysis of the Learning Experience of Joint Honours Students: Focus on Teaching Quality, Value for Money and Employment Outcomes – accepted into Studies in Higher Education

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. & 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, L. & Moore, A.G. (2017). Does Subject Choice in A Joint Honours Degree Affect Highly Skilled Graduate Employment? Pupil: International Journal of Teaching, Education and Learning, ISSN 2457-0648. Vol 1(2), pp93-114. DOI- 

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 and 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