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Sumara Khan

Senior Lecturer


Brings almost twenty years’ experience as a senior leader in the educational sector. Offers particular skills in assuring the quality of learning and teaching activity, managing organisational operations, and designing and delivering bespoke skills programmes for a range of age groups. Consistently achieves high student satisfaction rates, while critical thinking and a methodical approach underpin sound decision-making and planning, and enable delivery of multiple concurrent goals on time and to scope.

Adaptable and versatile, collaborates across professional and organisational boundaries to embed an ethos of quality education, and to empower students and colleagues to fulfil personal potential. Positive, pragmatic and personable, applies exemplary interpersonal and communication skills to build trust-based relationships, reconcile differing perspectives and create cohesion. Places the highest value on integrity, continuous improvement, and setting a positive example in all aspects of professional and personal activity.


  • PgCAPHE, Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practices in HE, Kings College, London University (2012)
  • MBA General Management, University of Hull (2006)
  • BSc Business Management and Information Technology, University of Hull (2002)

Professional and Industry Memberships

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research and Consultancy 

Community based charities and other community based projects to less developed nations and communities.

Teaching Areas

  • Employability and Enterprise Skills
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation Supervision
  • Internship Supervision
The Queen's Award for Enterprise
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023