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Alan Hayes Governor Alan Hayes Following employment as a software engineer for GEC-Marconi, Alan joined the lecturing profession in 1992. He undertook a variety of lecturing and managerial positions in Higher Education Institutions across both Wales and England before joining the University of Bath in 2008 as Director of Teaching in the Department of Computer Science. Alan is a Fellow of both the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP). In September 2009 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) from the HEA in recognition of his excellence in Learning and Teaching. He has contributed regularly to the national learning and teaching agenda through, for example, his engagement with the Learning Development Group of the Council for Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC). He was secretary to the national Committee for the Association of National Teaching Fellows (CANTF, 2010-2014). Alan’s research interests focus upon the use of technology in assessment. He became Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) for the Faculty of Science in August 2013. In October 2013 he was invited by the Quality Assurance Agency to Co-Chair the National group reviewing the Subject Benchmark statement for Computing. In May 2015, he was awarded the University of Bath’s prize for Leadership in Learning and Teaching and in November 2016 he became an approved assessor for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF2). Alan’s contribution to Leadership in Learning and Teaching has been recognised internationally. He was an invited international keynote speaker at the 2nd annual student experience conference, Brisbane, Australia. He has also recently (Feb 2015) been invited by the Australian Government to be an International member of the Australian Office’s Reference Group for a Learning and Teaching Commissioned Project entitled “Engaging postgraduate students and supporting higher education to enhance the 21st century student experience” .