Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray


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Research interests

  • Exploring approaches to student engagement and retention interventions implemented on a sport coaching blended learning programme
  • Online learning approaches
  • The flipped classroom
  • Structured, intensive education maximising engagement, motivation and long-term change
  • Fundamental Movement skill development
  • Physical Literacy
  • Marketing and promotions of physical activity
  • Mentoring
  • Curriculum design
  • Coaching education

Teaching interests

Rachel is the Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration degree that is delivered via a blended learning study mode in partnership with UK International Soccer. The students on this course are remote learners, based at soccer clubs' across the US, where they view weekly content created by USW academics, facilitated by a Mentor at their club.

Rachel is also a Module Leader on this blended degree, across the undergraduate levels. Her modules include topics such as Work-Based Learning, Project and Operations Management and Coaching.

Education/Academic qualification

Business, MBA- Masters in Business Administration (Project Management), Cardiff Metropolitan University

Award Date: 20 Jun 2014

• Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy UK

• University of South Wales Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award

• Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector PTLLS Level 4

• Sports coach UK Level 3 tutor

• Sports Leaders UK tutor

• Sport Coach UK Safe Guarding and protecting children Tutor


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