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Nicola Hallas

Nicola Hallas

School Executive Administrator


Nicola Hallas is the Executive Administrator for LBSU Business School. Nicola is the main point of contact between the School and professional service functions. Activities and projects include:

  • development and implementation of Estates Plan for LBSU Business School in London Road
  • articulation of staff handbook, resource statement, lifecycle and calendar
  • development and articulation of School strategy and local delivery plan
  • health, safety and resilience, risk management and business continuity planning
  • ensuring compliance with University policy and procedures
  • ensuring compliance with external policy, as appropriate

Nicola graduated from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1983 with a BA (Hons) History of Design and the Visual Arts. Before moving into Higher Education Administration she managed Redbridge Museum Loans Library  for Forest Projects Community Programme, in association with Passmore Edwards Museum Trust. The objective of the Project was to develop the skills set of long term unemployed people to enable and support re-engaging with employment.

Nicola has been at LSBU since 1988, and has worked in a diverse range of roles supporting academic delivery in the areas of  Built Environment, Combined Honours, Humanities and Social Science, Arts and Human Sciences.

Latterly Nicola has played a key role in the organisation and co-ordination of New Student Induction across the University, co-ordinating events for new students across the seven Schools and developing new initiatives for induction, such as the ‘Passport to LSBU’, contributing towards the student experience.

Recently Nicola has undertaken the role of  Social Media champion for  the School and is working with Press and Communications to develop the profile of the School externally.

Nicola has contributed, over the years, to the development of  teaching and learning in HE, specifically in relation to the development of technology enhanced learning. Pushing forward with new technologies has always been a key driver to how she has worked and developed her roles throughout her career at LSBU - from Polytechnic to University.

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Nicola has been a member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA) since 2002. The AUA is the professional body for professional service roles in Higher Education. Nicola was branch co-ordinator at LSBU from 2003 and 2009, and led the branch to win a ‘Good Practice Award’ in 2004, in recognition of the branch’s achievements in raising the profile of the AUA and  promoting professionalism within the sector.

Nicola has a Skippers’ ticket and enjoys sailing on the Blackwater in Essex.

During 2014/15 Nicola started learning Mandarin with the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at LSBU. Having successfully completed HSK Level 1 she was privileged to be invited to spend the Summer in China, funded by Hanban, visiting Harbin and Beijing. She is continuing her Mandarin studies in 2015/16.