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Mrs Jayne Stanyer

Finance Business Assistant

Finance (Finance & Sustainability)

Role

My Current Role is within the Finance Business Support Team where I work closely with academic staff with financial project support for their successful bids/awards for research funding.  I also work closely with UoPEL (University of Plymouth Enterprise) projects acting as the financial administrator for academics that are employed through University of Plymouth Enterprise.

I supply financial project support using the University's bespoke financial system, AGRESSO, which includes, financial report writing to all stakeholders, reporting on project spend using bespoke on-line financial data bases, supporting and advising Project Investigators (PIs) with their project management through to financial claim support. This includes the management of large sums of funding, communication with External funding streams EC, HEFCE, BBSRC/EBSRC, TSB, NHS Connect to name just a few.  I also, set up and administer all project paperwork for audit purposes.

My previous role was as the Widening Participation Student Development Co-ordinator  where I developed, delivered and managed a variety of projects, identified within the University of Plymouth’s Institutional Statement on Widening Participation and institutional operational plan. I was based in a dynamic centralised Widening Participation team. Activities related in particular to work with target schools and communities in the Peninsula and wider South West region. My skills and interests are varied including customer service, project management, teaching & learning and personal achievement/development.

  • July 2011 'Achieving best practice with portfolio assessment of informal and placement learning'. VC's Teaching & Learning Conference, Plymouth, UK [paper accepted]

Member of the following University-wide Communities:

  • Health & Safety Co-ordinators Group
  • Enterprise Enablers
  • CRB Student and Staff Group
  • Work Based Learning joint Faculty Group
  • WP Strategic and Practiononers Planning Group

Teaching interests

The way people learn forms a significant theme throughout my work as it serves as an invaluable tool that supports my own personal and professional development. Through my involvement with young school learners as with undergraduate learners I am able to adapt and diversify the delivery of learning activities.

  • Undergraduate and student development in teaching, learning, assessment especially in relation to work-based and placement learning.
  • Mentoring and mentoring related activities, such as; face to face - using undergraduates and school learners, group and peer mentoring are a very strong interest to me.
  • Coaching, tutoring and guidance especially in raising aspirations in young people.
  • Placement preparation; preparation of students for working in a school environment as a tutor or student ambassador.
  • Portfolio learning & assessment.
  • NLP – neuro-linguistic programming.
  • Learning Technologies.

I have a teaching/training qualification (CertEd) to which I have a strong interest in, mentoring, coaching, effective communication, experiential learning and the teaching of key employability skills.

Over the years I have developed many workshops that I have delivered to students ranging from small groups to 80+ in becoming an effective ambassador, employability competencies, presentations, proactively selling yourself (personal statements), guidance and being enterprising.

I worked with local schools directly influencing their school curriculum with aspirational activities ranging from study skills, learning styles, book groups, employability and tutoring.