Qualifications and memberships

2021 Senior Fellow (SFHEA)

2017 MA Education Lancaster University

Fellow HEA             

PgCHE In Teaching and Learning in Higher Education               

PGCE 11-16 ICT  Secondary Education               

BSc Hons Information Technology and Sports Science

Academic and research interests

My background in education and ICT has allowed me to be involved in the management,  development and delivery of an online programme.   

The nature of ICT as a creative ever changing subject has always interested me and the impact it has upon society inspired the topic of my MA.  I deliver E Safety CEOP training and also promote the positives of social media in our connected digital world in education.   

My MA looked at the how educators use Twitter as a means of CPD in order to progress within their subject disciplines.   

Due to my knowledge and experience I am a member of the University Special Interest Group linked to online learning.


Hurst, R (2020) IOE Day: Online Learning

Hurst, R (2020) CAPE: Learning and Teaching Festevities 

Hurst, Ruth (2018) "Hints and tips: setting up and managing a new online course" or "Delivering an online course at L7 which utilises the tools of Blackboard". In: University of Cumbria Pedagogy in Practice Seminar (PIPs), 19 April 2018, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, UK. (Unpublished)

Vickery, Richard, Sharrock, John, Hurst, Ruth and Broadbridge, Judith (2011) What models of paired trainee placements in secondary ICT departments provide the kind of environment that enhances the quality of the placement and improves the mentoring process? In: British Educational Research Conference (BERA), 6-8 September 2011, Institute of Education, London, UK. (Unpublished)

Jan (2011) Developing Subject Knowledge in Teacher Education, Presentation at TEAN Subject Knowledge Seminar

July (2009) 'Paired Placements in Secondary ICT', Presented at ITTE Exeter University

June (2009) 'The Use of E-portfolios as a Means of Documenting the Standards in ITT', University of Cumbria Faculty Away Day May 09 'The Use of Video as a Means of Assessment in HE', University of Cumbria Development Day

May (2009) 'Paired Placements in Secondary ICT', North West Federation Head Teachers Conference

May (2009) 'The Use of Peer Assessment at Masters Level' Paper University of Cumbria Development Day

Recent external roles

External Examiner Leeds Beckett 

Institution member of ITTE (Information Technology in Teacher Education)