Dr Paul Wright

We would like to extend a huge welcome to our newest Lecturer, Dr Paul Wright.

Paul will be assisting our Programme Leaders write and develop new modules across our complete suite of courses.

Dr Richard Thain, our Director here at MLA College, said:

“Everyone at MLA is so excited to have Paul on board and he is an excellent addition to the team. With the marine and maritime industry forever changing it’s important that this is reflected in our courses. Content needs to remain fresh, current and engaging, and Paul is certainly going to help us achieve that.”

Fieldwork, lab work and data analysis are his specialisms due to his self-confessed nerdy fascination for data, numbers, statistics and maps.

Dr Richard Thain#MTE2018

Our very own Director, Dr. Richard Thain will be joining a number of other marine industry specialists at this year’s Marine Tech Expo in Plymouth.

Taking place at the University of Plymouth on 21 June, and organised by Plymouth City Council, the event will focus on autonomous marine platforms, their applications, cyber security and utilisation of data, systems and sensors.

The day following Marine Tech Expo, there is the opportunity to visit the Marine Station to observe and try out leading marine tech from Plymouth marine experts. There will also be a tour of the UK’s first marine enterprise zone at Oceansgate, an exciting opportunity which will unlock high quality workspace with access to docks over the next three years.

OI 2018

Stand: B700

MLA College will be present at the Oceanology International 2018 on 13 - 15 March, at the Excel, London (IMarEST / MLA College, stand B700)

Please visit our stand and meet our team for having a chat about our Higher Education Hydrography and Maritime Operations distance e-learning programmes, bespoke training, or filming and 3D animation expert services.

You can access the OI 2018 website by clicking the link below.



MLA College is delighted that the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has pre-approved the following courses in Sustainable Maritime Operations for Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) funding support in 2018:

  • Postgrad Cert/Diploma/MSc in Sustainable Maritime Operations
  • BSc/BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Maritime Operations

The courses are now listed in the Approved Courses under Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) Training Grant for Certifiable Courses on the MPA website .

More information for eligible participants and how to apply is provided here.