Students Staff

22 October 2013

Project Director appointed

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Dr Aulay Mackenzie


Dr Aulay Mackenzie has been appointed as Project Director to lead the transition to a new provider to deliver the education at the Edge Hotel School, based at Wivenhoe House on the Colchester Campus.

Former Dean of Academic Partnerships at the University, Aulay returns to ensure the smooth transfer of the academic delivery from the current provider, Kaplan, into an independent limited company with charitable objectives.  Edge Hotel School will continue to deliver a two year degree course in Hotel Management with the first students due to graduate next year.

Aulay said: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to take forward Edge Hotel School, which offers world-class innovative higher education in the fantastic setting of Wivenhoe House.

“The School will build on the excellent work in the existing partnership arrangement and ensure the offer is further enhanced and developed.”

Aulay worked in senior roles at the University for more than 10 years before becoming Chief Academic Officer at Synergis Global Education in 2011, serving as Managing Director for the last year.

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1 July 2013

CUBO awards at Wivenhoe House

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Around 200 senior managers from higher education institutions across the country will be at the Colchester Campus this week for the Association of College and University Business Officers’ (CUBO) summer conference and awards ceremony.

Based at Wivenhoe House, this year’s CUBO Awards will be presented on the evening of Wednesday 3 July, as part of the CUBO summer conference, with award winners announced by Essex snooker legend, Steve Davis.

The three day conference, beginning this Wednesday and finishing on Friday 5 July, includes speakers such as Germaine Greer and University of Essex’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Jules Pretty.

Director of University of Essex Campus Services Peter Church has been shortlisted for the CUBO Business Manager of the Year award and the Edge Hotel School has also been shortlisted in the Innovation Award for Excellence in Student Experience category.

A programme for the conference and awards can be found at: cubo.org.uk/conference/programme.html.

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25 March 2013

Lionel wins gold prize

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Lionel Lachasseigne

Lionel Lachasseigne, restaurant manager at Wivenhoe House, won an award at the University Catering Organisation’s annual competitions in Blackpool on 20 March. Lionel collected the gold prize in the Food Service category.

Lionel has been with Wivenhoe House since it opened in 2012. Now living in Lexden with his family, he was born and trained in France and was working at a top London restaurant before joining us.  As a very important part of his role, he trains The Edge Hotel School hotel management degree students in restaurant presentation and service. He is also a qualified Sommelier.

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