David Wood was delighted to be invited to be a Leader in Residence at the University of Central Lancashire by it’s Executive Dean [Jane Anthony] and is also on the faculty’s Industry Advisory Board as of 2020.
The award-winning ‘Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries’ at University of Central Lancashire [aka UCLan] is a past multi-recipient of the prestigious ‘Times Higher Education award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts’; has around 6,000 students from over 140 countries; and offers a range of excellent courses covering the arts, media, humanities, language and global studies.
David was honoured to have been nominated for the position by musician, author, educator, and festical director Tony Rigg who is the ‘MA Music Industry Management and Promotion’ course leader at University of Central Lancashire. As many in the music industry will know, Tony’s had an illustrious career, and has held several high ranking positions including Operations Director of Ministry of Sound, Operations Director of Leisure Parcs Ltd and Regional Director of Luminar PLC.
Throughout David’s tenure at UCLan, he hopes to (1) Enhance student experience. (2) Be a role model for students. (3) Influence ‘relevant to industry’ curriculum. (4) Contribute to the teaching and learning of students. (5) Take part in guest lectures, mentoring, masterclasses and employability events. (6) If needed, help academic staff by contributing to their research projects.