British Study Centres is extremely proud of our very own Siân Hanson, Global Academic Director, who was awarded an Equals Gold Star for her outstanding work.
Siân and the Product Team at BSC have worked tirelessly to facilitate a fast and smooth transition from face-to-face learning to the virtual classroom. As well as ensuring that BSC’s existing students could switch to online classes, Siân was also heavily involved in the development and launch of a new range of online courses.
These included a ground-breaking Virtual Internship Programme, delivered in collaboration with Professionals UK. This unique programme was designed specifically to enhance students’ career prospects by combining online English lessons with a highly-interactive, online internship with a UK company.
Other new courses included a Fast Track Online CELTA, an intensive, four-week, online teacher training course that sold out within a week! As if that wasn’t enough, there was also an OET Online Preparation course for healthcare workers and a timely Young Learner Online Family Programme for adults and children to learn from home.
"During these unprecedented and extremely challenging times, Sian’s unwavering positivity, passion and energy have not only been inspirational, but also truly infectious. I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside her and would like to thank her for being an absolute star.”Alex Cann, Director of Customer Experience (North) at BSC, who nominated Siân
On top of all this, Siân also added BSC’s cutting edge Skills for Success programme to our online portfolio. These two bespoke courses were developed in partnership with National Geographic Learning and focus on the skills and learning strategies required for academic and career success.
“I love that every day is different and that I am never bored or at a loose end. That I get to work with people from all sides of the business and experience elements of the ELT industry that I never did in my previous roles. After a period of immense change, it’s so refreshing to meet colleagues who share the same vision and values, and who are really committed to making BSC the best it can possibly be for its customers and for its employees."Siân speaking of her time working at BSC
Eaquals, an international non-profit membership association, is the leading professional association for language education throughout the world. Its members pursue the highest standards in teaching and education. Siân has also been nominated for the Academic Director of the Year award at the Women in Education Awards.