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Steven Lewarne – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Steven's substantive role is to provide support to academic staff for online teaching at Bath Spa University. This provision is in the form of online and campus based workshops and one-to-one support via telephone, Teams and email. Specific software and service areas include Blackboard Ultra, Turnitin, Panopto, Collabaorate and Blackboard Ally.

Between December 2019 and May 2020, Steven undertook a full-time secondment to manage a digital accessibility project on behalf of the University. The University had already progressed work to comply with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Steven was given the responsibility to direct a number of changes to the University's websites and services.

During previous years, Steven managed student teams based in the Bath Spa University Libraries and Learning Commons. As an initial point of contact for IT and Library enquiries, these teams formed part of the support structure for students, staff and visitors. During the academic year 2019/20, student teams were based in the Newton Park Library, Locksbrook Road reception and in the Learning Commons. Management for students working in these locations is now managed by other staff within the Library and Learning Services team.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Biology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Management

Professional qualifications

  • Blackboard Certified Expert
  • Adobe Education Exchange Digital Photography for Educators and Cinemagraphs
  • ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
  • ECDL Spreadsheets Advanced Level


Before coming to work at Bath Spa University, Steven worked at Bournemouth University and the Environment Agency.

People should contact me about...

Online teaching workshops and support for Ultra (Blackboard), Panopto and Turnitin. Google apps, Microsoft Office.

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 and Bath Spa University's response to this legislation.

Steven is the treasurer for UNISON at Bath Spa University.

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