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Mrs Dasha Ivkina MacDonald

Dasha Ivkina MacDonald

Profile summary

  • Academic Related Staff
  • Head of Student Success
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • Faculty Office
  • Professional Services

Professional biography

I am the Head of Student Success in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS). I identify and recommend improvements to ensure the Faculty's student success targets on retention, progression and qualification completion are achieved.

I joined The Open University in 2009 and worked as a Senior Manager (Strategy and Communications) and managed several European Commission funded FP6 and FP7 projects. Prior to joining the OU, I worked as an international Learning & Development Consultant.

Qualifications

I hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Business Studies with Economics. I am a qualified Prince2 Practitioner and Six Sigma Green Belt. My specialist areas are project management, research communications and blended learning solutions.

News

Jenny Simpson

Learning from people: the training method bringing service users and social workers together

Jenny Simpson, Head of Social Work (England), as well as students and staff at the OU are involved in an exciting development in relation to social work education. Mend the Gap is a model for the effective involvement of people who are at the receiving end of services, together with those who provide professional support. Read more about Mend the Gap here

18th April 2018
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