Anna Fisker Hansen
Senior Technician (STEAM Room)
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
I support teaching and learning in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (SECaM) by managing the new active learning facility STEAM Laboratories.
The STEAM laboratories open for academic year 2023-2024 in the newly renovated Babbage Building and will be bringing experimental testing resources into one place that will enable large groups of students to use inquiry-based activities to learn the fundamental principles of engineering science and technology through experimentation, observation, and analysis.
I am passionate about creating an inclusive learning environment and minimising barriers for learning. As the developer and main administrator of Smarthub for SECaM, I will be managing online lab training and access for students.
In my five years at the University I have worked as Senior Technician, managing the Faculty of Science and Engineering LABplus Resource Centre, supporting STEM teaching and learning e.g. by developing online resources for undergraduate students during lock down and blended learning in 2021, and I manged lab access and equipment loans for students, in the open plan Robotics and Electronics lab facility. Here I also ran the School’s estore page, and completed purchases from external suppliers for project student, laboratories and academic and research staff.
2023-present: Women's Officer, Welfare Officer and Treasurer for Unison Plymouth Universities Branch
2022-present: Co-Chair of the Student Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee for School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
2022-present: Secretary/Note taker for the Faculty of Science and Engineering Senior Technical Manager's Forum
2021-Present: Mental Health First Aider
2019-present: Technical representative on the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics’ Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
2018-present: Display Screen Equipment Assessor for School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics now School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.
2021: On the Faculty of Science and Engineering Teaching, Learning and Quality Committee.
2018-2019: Technical representative on the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics’ Athena SWAN committee.
2019: Mental Health First Aid Champion
2018-2021: First Aider
2019: Highly commended for the “One in a Million Support Staff” SSTAR award
2020: Winner of the “One in a Million Support Staff” SSTAR award with the rest of my team.
2023: Awarded a GEM award for achievement on the basis of excelling in organising and delivering event for student inclusion
2020: PRINCE2 Certified Practitioner in Project Management
2013-2016: Research Masters (ResM) in Equitation Science, University of Plymouth/Duchy College. Thesis titled: "Investigating evaluator bias in assessment of potential performance horses with respect to horse coat colour"
2009-2012: BSc (Hons) Equine Science, Greenwich University/Hadlow College.
Working in customer service roles in retail, and in the hospitality and events sector for over a decade.
Registered Animal Scientist (associate) - British Society of Animal Science (BSAS)