Amanda Corrigan is Director of Student Experience and a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Education. She is currently Associate Dean (Student Experience) within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Amanda was Course Leader for the bachelor’s degree programmes in Primary Education from 2010 - 2014. In response to the Donaldson Report, Teaching Scotland’s Future, she was responsible for overseeing the development of the new BA (Hons) Primary Education programme which is part of the Humanities and Social Sciences framework for undergraduate students at the University.
Amanda teaches Primary Mathematics on the University’s initial teacher education courses. She is responsible for the development and delivery of the first year community placement which allows BA Education students to spend time working with children 0 – 14 years in a setting outwith a mainstream primary classroom. In 2013-14 students on this module committed more than 18,000 hours to the communities in which they worked. In 2014-15 this is due to increase to 20,000 hours.
Amanda is passionate about enhancing the student experience at the University of Strathclyde and has had success in recent years in the development of innovative student-led professional development activities. Amanda also has a keen interest in the School of Education’s international work, particularly in Malawi, USA, Sweden and China. She has been instrumental in enhancing opportunities for students to study and undertake practicum outwith the UK.
Amanda had been nominated in a range of categories over the past three years at the annual Student Association Teaching Excellence Awards. She was presented with the award of Most Supportive Teacher in the University of Strathclyde in 2011 and 2013. In 2014 she gained the University award of Strathclyder of the Year.