Stella McKnight, MBA (Technology Management), B Ed (Hons), CMI Chartered Manager, MCMI
Stella is the Director for Employer Partnerships at the University and Programme Leader for employer Sponsored Degree Programmes within the Faculty of Business, Law and Sport including; the BA (Hons) Business Management for IT and BSc (Hons) Information Systems Management programmes. She has over 20 years of experience in education and successful collaboration with employers and as Chair of the EM3LEP Skills and Employability Group, regional CMI board member and Chartered Manager has been involved in policy discussions. Stella’s role is to lead the University’s employer engagement strategy in working with and supporting private, public and third sector employers including; the design of courses to meet both current and future training and development needs, supporting placement and internship initiatives and encouraging research and knowledge exchange.
More recently Stella has been working with the Tech Partnership in design of the ‘new’ Degree Apprenticeship: the BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions; an employer-led and government supported initiative aimed at meeting the future skills needs of the employer whilst supporting the career aspirations of the student-apprentice.