New Dean of Students is a welcome move
Student accommodation provider Portergate Property Management has welcomed the appointment of a Dean of Student’s at the University of Salford.
Portergate, which offers boutique-style accommodation at its acclaimed Riverside House property in Salford, says the move will help enhance the experience of students at the nearby campus.
The university has announced that Sam Grogan has been appointed to the newly-created role of Dean of Students. He will start in the role in May.
In a statement on its official website the university says the role was established to respond to student feedback.
And it adds the new Dean will work closely with the Students’ Union to find ways of increasing student satisfaction in an environment where they can meet their full potential.
Currently Director of Higher Education at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Sam’s focus has been teaching, learning and the student experience.
He told the website: “I’m looking forward to joining the university and working with students and staff on developments that continue to help shape the university experience as one of profound personal and professional growth for all learners.
“The links with industry and the ongoing emphasis on the real-world application of research and knowledge are part of what makes me excited to be joining Salford. I can’t wait to get started.”
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Marshall, told the website: “We are delighted to welcome Sam to the University of Salford.
“Sam has a great track record in the areas we are focused on around the student experience, and we are very much looking forward to having Sam on the team.”
Anthony Jackson, chairman of Portergate, said: “We welcome this new appointment by the University of Salford. It highlights the university’s commitment to ensuring students get the absolute most out of their experience in higher education.”
He added: “Part of getting the very best out of your student time is ensuring your accommodation meets all your needs and helps make your time at university a pleasant, enjoyable and rewarding experience and that is something we at Portergate are committed to delivering.”
Riverside House apartments include a fully-furnished living space and fitted kitchen complete with high-quality appliances. En-suite bedrooms are also fully furnished and have dedicated broadband internet cheap viagra usa.
The attractive riverside location midway between the University of Salford and the heart of Manchester, the UK’s second city, is attracting enquiries from students studying in both Salford and the universities in Manchester.
It is set in its own landscaped gardens on the River Irwell and has been built to be the landmark building as the Broughton Bridge crosses the river onto Blackfriars Road.
It is walking distance from the University of Salford campus, Manchester city centre and Salford Central train station and the vibrant cafes and bars of Manchester’s Cathedral Quarter and Deansgate are also within a 15 minute walk or a short bus journey.
Security and service are paramount at Riverside House and students benefit from a day time House Manager, 24-hour concierge and on-site maintenance. For personal security, each floor and all rooms are accessed by swipe card.