Miss Mata Ayoub


Director of Learning & Teaching, School of Critical Studies and Creative Industries and School of Arts Culture and Communication

As Kingston University's (KU) School Director of Learning and Teaching (SDoLT), for the School of Critical Studies and Creative Industries and School of Arts, Culture and Communication, I am experienced and take pride in recognising, disseminating, and providing informative comments and recommendations on best practice and innovation relating to the learning and teaching on Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. Within this role, I am responsible for leading on providing the best student experience possible from the initial design of modules, creating inclusive learning opportunities, assembling documentation for validation, staff development and monitoring the quality assurance processes. My teaching and learning approaches are informed by both an Inclusive Curriculum Framework (Gibson, 2015), and by Constructivism (Biggs, 2003).

I am the chair of the Kingston University Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network, and my work currently focusses on embedding anti-racism strategies into business-as-usual mechanisms across KU. I aim to foster a culture where microaggressions are understood, talked about, and challenged. I support KU to foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic (Equality 2010), and those who do not. I work with KU to create a framework for employees to be heard and encourage visible commitment to Equality Diversity Inclusion and support the career development and promotion of more diverse staff to senior level posts within our organisation.

I am also Chair of the KSA Black Minority Ethnic Alumni Advisory Group (BMEAAG) which aims to support and develop Kingston School of Art in three key areas: recruitment, graduate opportunities, and the curriculum.?The work involves creating a greater dialogue with students in 6th form and colleges about creative practice to increase diversity within art and design-based courses. I recognise that outreach work is important in ensuring that potential students can feel valued and safe to enter HE

Academic responsibilities

School Director Learning & Teaching

Teaching and learning

Qualifications and expertise

  • BA (Hons) Media & Cultural Studies with Film
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • MA Education
  • Most Innovative Lecturer Award
  • SFHEA (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
  • Kingston Learning and Teaching Fellow Award

Undergraduate courses taught

Leadership and management

Qualifications and expertise

  • Different Leaders Executive Development Programme (Stellar HE)