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Kate Viscardi

Kate Viscardi

Senior Lecturer

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    020 7815 7505
  • School/Division:
    Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Kate joined the then South Bank Polytechnic in 1988 from industry, as Head of the Women in Engineering Centre. She moved to mainstream lecturing in 1991, and has since taken on a variety of academic management roles, in addition to lecturing and student support.

Her roles have included: Senior Admissions Tutor; Faculty Special Needs Officer; Course Director of the Extended degree in Engineering and latterly the Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and throughout she has served as the School/Faculty Lead on  Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning.

She is currently the Senior Admissions Tutor for Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the School of Engineering Academic Lead on Apprenticeships, and was a co-author of LSBU’s winning bid to HEFCE’s Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund.

Kate has previous experience in a variety of jobs, from buying advertising time on TV, through HR and Marketing Research to working for the Engineering Industry Training Board, has given her direct experience of the disciplines which influence the Engineering function.  This experience informs her teaching and helps her to help students understand there are other perspectives than their own.

  • Standards and Regulatory Requirements
  • Work-Based learning
  • Professional Development, with particular reference to the requirements for membership of Engineering Institutions
  • Team-working
  • Report-writing
  • Presentations
  • Design
  • Innovation and IPR
  • Planning and Project Management
  • Basic Skills Development
  • Basic Electronic circuits and PCB layouts.

Current research: the impact of the new Apprenticeships system on meeting the demand for skills in the Engineering Industry

View my publications at

Institution of Engineering and Technology