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Tom Lowe is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, where his research includes student engagement in development of education, embedding employability into the curriculum and belonging. Prior to Portsmouth, Tom was the Head of Student Engagement and Employability where he led the University’s student development, internationalisation and extra-curricular opportunities, staffing and strategies relating to fostering student success at Winchester. Tom was also the programme leader for the MA in Student Engagement in Higher Education at Winchester, and has served on the RAISE Committee in various roles for eight years. Tom is experienced in the practicalities surrounding student engagement in quality assurance, learning and teaching, University governance and Students' Unions, as well as student involvement in extra-curricular activities and overcoming barriers to student success through inclusive practice.

Research Interests

  • Student Engagement

  • Embedding Employability into the Curriculum

  • Sense of Belonging

  • Mapping Student Journeys

  • Student Voice & Closing the Feedback Loop

  • Widening Participation Student Journeys

  • Alumni/Graduate Engagement

  • Graduate Outcomes

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Module leader for Research Informed Teaching, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.
  • Academic Development CPD lead for Student Engagement
  • Academic Development CPD lead for Student Employability


  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • widening participation
  • student engagement
  • student voice
  • student experience


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