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Irene Peterson

Acting Vice-Principal (Further Education)

Irene Peterson has been seconded to this post in an acting capacity for six months and she will be responsible for providing key support to the Further Education Regional Board of the university in the delivery of further education across the Highlands and Islands region, in line with Scottish Government policy and as negotiated annually with the Scottish Funding Council. This role requires her to work particularly closely with the Principals of the nine academic partner colleges within the university which are funded for further education purposes.

Prior to her secondment to this role, Irene was the Acting Principal of Shetland College UHI, a position she held for almost four years, following on from her role there as Depute Principal from 2006.

Irene has contributed to a number of the university’s committees and panels and has served with HMIE and Education Scotland as an Associate Assessor, with SQA as a member of its Advisory Council, with GTC Scotland, and as a Teacher Fellow with the University of Stirling.

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