Julie Mayers

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Computing
Room
B118a

Biography

Having clocked up over 30+ years’ service at Wrexham Glyndŵr University (WGU), Julie has worked in many departments, both operational and academic, and seen, and been part of the continued development of the University.  Her current role is as Senior Lecturer in Computing, and Programmer Leader for Computing.

Julie is currently researching the pedagogical potential of using robots in an educational environment. Other areas of interest include ‘building digital capabilities at WGU’ and ‘evaluating reading skills among primary school children using a robotic dog’.

During her many roles within the University, Julie was the original pioneer who brought the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) to the University. She was also a key collaborator in the early development of business systems at the WGU, introducing Microsoft Exchange and the benefits of Active Directory.

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt.

Qualifications

MA Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development in HE

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology

Research

The pedagogical potential of robots in the classroom.

Courses

Computer Undergraduate Programmes

  • Web Design and Development
  • Information Systems and Databases
  • The Skills You Need
  • IT Fundamentals
  • Applied ICT for Social Work: Information Analysis

Computing Postgraduate Programmes

  • Critical Research for Postgraduate Study
  • Dissertation