Sue Horder

Job Role
Associate Dean Academic Affairs


Sue Horder is an Associate Dean: Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences and leads the Education Department and the Animal Science subject area at the Northop Campus.

Before coming to Glyndŵr University, Sue’s teaching career began in Further Education teaching ICT, web Design, Business Studies and Essential Skills.  During this time Sue also worked with Airbus (in partnership with the FE college) in setting up a Learning Resource Centre on the Airbus site in Broughton.  The Learning Resource Centre offered a range of on-line and classroom taught courses from soft skills, leadership skills, ICT and modern foreign languages to support the European consortium of which Airbus is a partner. 

In 2004 Sue won the national title of Learning Centre Manager of the Year at the annual World of Learning Conference (WOLCE) event.

Sue moved to a Higher Education role in 2006 at NEWI in Wrexham (now Glyndŵr University) as a Senior Lecturer teaching initially on the PGCE/Cert Ed programme and other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Education department, prior to becoming Associate Dean in 2016.

What do you like to do in your spare time? - In my spare time I like spending time with my family and I sing in a small choir.  


Doctor of Education

MA Education

BA (Hons) Post-compulsory Education and Training

PgCPD in Higher Education

Certificate in Education


Sue’s research interests are around the notion of ‘Effective Teachers’ and how teacher education programmes can support their development. 

Recent research has included the impact on schools in Wales of Covid-19.


Sue works with the Academic Development Team on staff development programmes at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGLTHE).


Taylor, C, Heron, C, Horder, S, Hughes C, Owen, A and Pickles, K. (2020), Leading accelerated educational development, SEDA Educational Developments 21.3.

Heron, C, Horder, S, Richardson, J. and Taylor, C. (2018), The distributed educational development team, SEDA Educational Developments 19.2

Gossman, P and Horder, S. (2015). ‘Effective Teacher? Student Self-evaluation of Development and Progress on a Teacher Education Programme’. Journal of Further and Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2014.984595.

Gossman, P., Horder, S., and Luker, J. (2014). HE in FE: An MA Education Module. Educational Developments. 15.1.