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Ross joined the University of Chester in November 2015. He was Director of the School of Business at Lincoln College and he has over 15 years of experience in successfully delivering, leading and managing higher and further education courses within FE colleges. Through the development of a broad suite of sport performance academies linked to academic study, Ross was able to provide opportunities for learners of all abilities to take part regularly in sport and exercise whilst also giving elite talent the platform to progress their playing careers.

What is a typical day at work for you?

Normally it involves a fair amount of teaching, preparation and marking. I also like to meet local employers regularly to see how well our course content is matching up to their staff requirements.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

I really enjoy seeing how students’ progress throughout their course. I particularly enjoy seeing how students manage their dissertation module which requires them to apply most of the skills they have learnt throughout the entire programme.

What has been your proudest moment whilst working at the university?

Without a doubt, it was seeing our first cohort of students at the graduation ceremony. I’m getting emotional just thinking about it!

Have you seen anything funny or surprising while working at the university?

I think one of the funniest things that happened was when some students thought they could beat me at table tennis. Possibly the most surprising thing that happened is that one of them actually did!

Do you have any exciting upcoming projects?

We are really excited about starting an MSc in Management for September 2019. I think this will offer an excellent progression for our Sport, Business and Events students should they wish to continue in education for one more year.

What is the best thing about the course?

One of the best aspects of the course is the amount of interaction with local and regional businesses. We work closely with the County Sports partnership (Energize) who are extremely supportive of our students and offer internship opportunities from Year 2 onwards. We also have lots of exciting visits, these include a trip to Anfield to find out about stadium design and safety. My favourite is getting the chance to visit the Much Wenlock Museum to find out about Dr William Penny Brookes and his influence on the Modern Olympic Games.

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

The Curious Case of Ross Frisby.

If you could have a superpower what would you choose?

The ability to instil positive belief.

What should your students remember about you?

That I can beat them at table tennis.

What might people not know about you?

I could also beat them at golf.

What is the best piece of advice that you could give to a student?

Don’t let belief limit your potential.

What makes University Centre Shrewsbury unique?

We can offer a very unique experience due to our individualised approach to your education and an opportunity to live in a beautiful place.


If you'd like to learn more about studying Business ManagementEvents and Festivals Management or Sport Management at UCS, why not come along to our upcoming Open Evening? You can book your place here

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