Meet our University Centre Tutors
At Newcastle College University Centre, our tutors come from industry and many collaborate with employers to deliver courses that are on the cutting-edge of practice. That means that you get the essential skills and experience needed to stand out to employers and reach your full potential.
Degree Courses Available
Jordan McLeodProgramme Leader - Aesthetic Practice and Spa Management
"The aesthetics industry is an exciting industry to be part of. Treatments and theories are constantly evolving giving you endless opportunities for career pathways. My background is clinical where I have specialised in non-medical aesthetic treatments. I am passionate about educating clients and want to share my knowledge and experiences with aspiring aestheticians."
Nick AdamsCourse Leader - Music Production
"Electronic Music and Technology is at the forefront of musical innovation. I have an extensive background in Electronic Music and DJ. It’s rewarding seeing students gain success and progress into influential figures in the music industry by receiving support from the likes of Radio 1, Lee Foss and Calvin Harris."
Mark ClarksonLecturer - Sport and Uniformed Public Services
"The best thing about teaching is supporting students to achieve their goals and develop a passion for sport and exercise topics. Sport and exercise is such an exciting subject area, which allows for discussion and debate across a range of topics and issues."
Zunair ShahidProgramme Leader - Renewables & Subsea
"Teaching is a very rewarding career, I am passionate about engineering and ensuring my students learn from real working environments. It can be overwhelming at times seeing students succeed, knowing that I have had a positive impact on their life and career prospects."
Lisa FernandesCourse Leader - Education
"Equal access to education is something that has always motivated me to be the best I can. Teaching has always been a passion of mine and seeing students on their placements improving time after time is really rewarding. Graduation is just the icing on the cake!"
Paul JohnsonProgramme Leader - Engineering
"I have over 15 years of experience working in both education and the Engineering industry. During my time working in industry, I was a Process and Project Engineer for one of the world’s oldest cable manufacturing organisations. My areas of specialism are Project Management, Product Development, and Continuous Improvement."
Melissa ThompsonLecturer - Aviation
"I gained excellent industry experience based on 12 years working at Newcastle Airport as a passenger service agent. I have worked for Newcastle college for 6 years working at Newcastle Aviation Academy gives me a great sense of achievement using my industry experience to give back to young people."
Hazel BoneCourse Leader - Engineering
"As well as my day to day teaching activities I work with our students encouraging them to take part in Equality and Diversity competitions, Young Engineer for Britain, Greenpower Electric Car competition, Jaguar F1 in Schools, where I have represented the college on many occasions in regional finals with our students. You may You may also recognise me from Robot Wars Techno-games where I competed for a number of years with my robot FireStorm."