North West Staff Developers Group

Group Representative Profiles – Meriel Box

Meriel BoxMeriel is Head of Staff Development at the Academic Enhancement Unit at Liverpool John Moores University. She is Chair of the LGBT Equality Network and has 20 years leadership and management experience in HE developing staff and students. She is a member of Equity, the British Psychological Society and is a Person Centred counsellor.

Meriel is a Fellow of both the SDF and LFHE (Leadership Foundation for Higher Education). She is Co Chair of ODHE UK (Organisational Development in Higher Education) group. In addition to performing her strategic role at LJMU, Meriel is a consultant, coach and mentor supporting people across the sectors in leadership and development.


Meriel Box BA, PGDip. Counselling, FLFHE,FSDF
Head of Staff Development, Academic Enhancement Unit
Kingsway House Hatton Garden, Liverpool L3 2AJ
t: 0151 904 6111 e: m: 07968422499


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In January members from our regional group engaged in the annual 24 hrs CPD Retreat in Windermere.  The theme centred on ‘The Student Experience’. A review of the event was featured in the SDF Spring Newsletter.

A mini conference was held in January in Manchester as part of the SaHOOTS SDF flagship project. Academic and professional services delegates came from a range of HEIs. Guest speaker, Tim Westlake, Director, Student Experience, Manchester University provide useful insights.

In March our regional meeting included a demonstration of Sim-Uni developed by pixelfountain and Manchester University

Flyer attached for circulation.

NW members attended the SDF Spring Conference in April and were delighted that an SDF Fellowship was awarded to Helen Walker from Huddersfield University and an Honorary Fellowship awarded to Sally Wilson formerly of Edge Hill University and  now an independent consultant and a member of the SaHOOTS Steering Group.

Output from the NWHESDG CPD Retreat in January 2013

NWHESDG CPD Retreat Programme

A Ketso Approach to the Student Experience

Resource Materials identified at NWSDG Retreat

Post Event Personal Actions Identified by NWSDG Retreat Participants

NWHESDG Student Life-Cycle Experience

PowerPoint Presentation: Library and Student Support

PowerPoint Presentation: A Model for Academic Engagement

Presentation: Academic Partnership

Review of the NWHESDG CPD Retreat 11/13 January 2013

Storrs Hall Pictures:

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Getting Buy-In for your OD/L&D Proposal
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NWHESDG-CPD-Retreat-Road Map       NWHESDG-CPD-Retreat-Toolkit

A Road Map                          A Toolkit

Creative Adventures: CPD Annual Retreat: 9 January 2014

Creative Adventures: CPD Annual Retreat: 9 January 2014

The neuroscience of trust and how it can improve your engagement results

Five ways neuroscience can improve your engagement results

Neuroscience: How breakthroughs can help OD/L&D/HR

Alchemy Learning Pathway

Alchemy Learning Pathway platform: Price List

ALP New Manager topic sample


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