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Personal profile

Summary

I am Director of Learning at Work covering two areas:

Degree Apprenticeships - I oversee degree apprenticeships across the University setting the strategy, employer engagement and marketing.

Learning at Work - I manage the department with a team of academics and administration staff.

A Manufacturing Engineer by trade, I have worked for various engineering companies, such as, Smith Industries, City Technology and Sifam Ltd with the main role of implementing new products, lean manufacturing and reducing costs.  I studied at Coventry University from 1990 to 1994 and gained BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems Engineering.  After 10 years working in the engineering industry I moved into the education sector working for a small training provider, then Head of Department for two FE colleges.  I joined University of Portsmouth in June 2016 with responsibility of launching degree apprenticeships in the Faculty of Technology.  Since August 2017 in the role of Director of Learning at Work, with two main responsibilities:  Degree Apprenticeships and Learning at Work.

I teach various subjects, ranging from Engineering to Business.  Currently I support distance learning students who are studying on Engineering and Business courses and support them on work based projects.  I also teach on CPD courses, including Business Improvement Techniques and Lean Manufacturing subjects.

Although not directly involved in research activities I take a key interest in latest research, especially based on online and distance learning, leadership and managament and engineering.  I support activities across the University related to research.

I am available to talk to the media on degree apprenticeships and distance and/or work based learning.  Please contact me on mike.punt@port.ac.uk or 02392 842391.

Education/Academic qualification

PG Diploma, University of Greenwich

1 Sep 20051 Sep 2006

Award Date: 19 May 2005

BSc (Hons), Coventry University

1 Sep 199030 Jun 1994

Award Date: 30 Jun 1994

External positions

Director of STEM, Havant and South Downs College

1 Jan 201615 Jun 2016

Head of Engineering, Havant and South Downs College

1 Aug 200831 Dec 2015

Head of Engineering, Eastleigh College

1 Dec 20051 Aug 2008