The Marine Learning Alliance is delighted to welcome the latest member of the team to our office in the Plymouth Science Park. 

Previously working as an Associate Lecturer and Tutor for the Hydrographic Academy, Jaimie joined MLA in February 2015 as a full-time lecturer and tutor.

Principally a Physical Oceanographer, Jaimie has extensive experience of working at sea collecting data for wide-ranging projects that help to aid our understanding of the ocean environment. He has a wealth of teaching experience, engaging with the student community at the University of Plymouth through classroom and fieldwork teaching, and is the author of several peer-reviewed Journal articles.

We will soon be launching an app-based version of our TLP allowing students to download and access their learning materials on a tablet. 

The Hydrographic Academy is at Hydro 14

Stand 14 will be our home next week as the Hydrographic Academy heads to Aberdeen for Hydro14.

Richard and Paul will be manning the Hydrographic Academy stand so please do visit them and discuss our exciting new developments.

We wish everyone a very successful Hydro14.

As I’m sure you know, the Hydrographic Academy was launched in 2012 by the University of Plymouth’s School of Marine Science and Engineering, and has very quickly built a reputation for delivering fully supported university-level e-learning of an exceptional quality. As you may have seen from our website, I’m delighted to say that our work has already been nationally recognised with our nomination for a prestigious Times Higher Education Award.

Investing in the future of the Hydrographic Academy, and creating new and greater opportunities for our students, is a constant focus for us, and that is why I’m writing to you today.  The Marine Learning Alliance, a brand new venture owned by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), has teamed up with the University of Plymouth to take forward our Hydrographic Academy programmes

The Hydrographic Academy management, academic staff, tutors and learning technologists will now be operating from new headquarters based at Plymouth Science Park, close to the university, from 1 November. A suite of new marine distance e-learning training and education courses are also under development, and these will be offered alongside the Hydrographic Academy under a new brand, ‘e-Reach’.