Support Staff

staff global learning centre

MARIE SAMS, OPERATIONS MANAGER

Marie has extensive operational and project management experience, and has led a variety of projects in the University for the past 13 years, as well as managing one of the HEFCE funded Centre’s for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Marie is PRINCE2 certified, a member of the Association of Project Management, and holds an MA in Management. Prior to working in GLEA, she was a Senior Lecturer in Project Management, leading a number of business related programmes and led the development of a Masters programme in Project Management. Her experience includes multi-stakeholder engagement, working with international project teams, risk analysis, resource and budget management, project monitoring and control and marketing and dissemination. Prior to working at the University Marie worked in the National Health Service where she was responsible for the administrative management of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy departments.

NATALIE GARRISON, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER – DIRECTORSHIP SUPPORT & OPERATIONS

Natalie’s enthusiasm for Higher Education was derived from her own student experience at University and a desire to help others. Her career at Coventry University began with a self-sought volunteer opportunity in the Disability and Welfare office in 2010 and has since evolved leading her to specialise in a number of University events such as graduation, enrolment and examinations. Thus providing a keen interest in the student journey and how staff can enhance the overall student experience. Natalie’s current role in the Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment will encompass both her operational skills and passion for development in which she is responsible for the development, management and implementation of administrative systems to support the operation of the Centre.

AMANDA REECE, PROJECT MANAGER - STUDENT SURVEYS TEAM

Amanda has been working in the Surveys Team since 2016, with responsibility for the management of MEQs, CEQs, PTES and PRES. Amanda has led a variety of projects in the University since she joined in 2003, is PRINCE2 certified, and holds a DPhil in Mathematics. Prior to her work in the surveys team, she was a Senior Project Manager, with responsibility for the European Regional Development Fund portfolio of projects across the CU Group.

ALEX ANDRIUC CLERICAL ASSISTANT

Alex has been working as Clerical Assistant in the Student Surveys Team since 2017 and he is providing support in the processes related to MEQs, CEQs, PTES and PRES. He is also involved in creating marketing videos for various projects of the department as well as training the Data Collation Assistants recruited to conduct MEQs and CEQs. Before working as a Clerical Assistant in the Student Surveys Team, he used to work as a Data Collation Assistant in the same department for 2 years while studying towards an undergraduate Psychology degree at Coventry University.