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Francesca Walker-Martin

Chair

Fran is a Reader in Work Based Learning in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise at UCLan, teaching a range of students from undergraduate to post-graduate. She has a specific commitment to providing them with the best possible work based learning experience, including research informed teaching. 

In 2017 she enhanced her portfolio adding Degree Apprenticeships and is now Degree Apprentice Lead with a focus on quality in line with Ofsted and QAA requirements. As a Chartered Member of the Chartered Management Institute and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Fran has a wide network of colleagues who provide support and guidance to her students. 

It is an understatement to say that Fran is passionate about work-based learning, it has been a key driver in her working life. She knows students who engage with the offer will transform, often beyond their wildest dreams.

Fran was elected as a Trustee in September 2015, became Vice Chair in September 2018, and was elected as Chair at the 2019 AGM.