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Associate Dean, Apprenticeships and Higher Technical Education

Nicola Westwood

Nicky Westwood, AD Apprenticeships and Technical Higher Education

Commencing her role on 1 November 2020, Nicky Westwood is responsible for shaping and delivering the University’s strategy for apprenticeships and higher technical education in line with Our Vision 2030. Through collegiate and collaborative working, this will support the growth and reputation of the University’s approach to apprenticeships and employer-led vocational education.

By background is a Registered Adult Nurse, Nicky’s career has encompassed diverse clinical settings. She has worked at the University of Wolverhampton since 2004 in a variety of School, Institute and Faculty roles in the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing. These included Deputy Director for Business Development (Apprenticeships) and Chair of Faculty Equality and Diversity Committee.  

In her spare time Nicky enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family and pets.



Associate Dean, Inclusivity

Dr Ada Adeghe

Dr Ada Adeghe, AD Inclusivity

Commencing her role on 1 November 2020, Ada is responsible for shaping the delivery of the University's Inclusive Curriculum Framework to close all significant attainment gaps, thereby achieving equity of outcomes for all students. She will nurture a culture of belonging for all staff and students.

Ada’s experience of leadership development is extensive, having held senior leadership positions in a range of educational settings for over 20 years. She has worked at the University of Wolverhampton since 2003. Ada is Chair of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network, a member of Academic Board and the Board of Governors.

Ada is thrilled to continue to see the diversity of the University’s student body reflected in its senior management team.