The core curriculum development team consists of Karen Hayday, Rhia Hayday and Zhenya Bibby. Our job is to make sure that the curriculum you study consists of the best combination of units to fit ever changing university entry needs. We liaise with the awarding bodies on changes to the curriculum, plan new diplomas, commission writing and edit and proof read the final versions. However, we are not perfect and if you find any mistakes or have any ideas on new diplomas then please do contact us and we will endeavour to take all your comments on board.
Karen Hayday - Executive Director (Curriculum)
Karen has a degree in Psychology and Sociology, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She has been a researcher at a University and has taught and managed courses in Further and Higher Education for 25 years. Karen has been an external examiner for the Royal College of Nursing and is also a qualified Occupational Tester. Karen founded distancelearningcentre.com (DLC) in 1993.
Rhia Hayday - Curriculum Development Manager, Curriculum Leader (English) & Tutor
Rhia has an MA (Hons) in English Literature and Religious Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She has a particular interest in the changing face of British society, gender and ethics. Rhia has experience in designing learning materials for the DistanceLearningCentre.com, international and British educational projects, and has worked in academic publishing.
Zhenya Bibby - Curriculum Development Assistant
Zhenya has a PhD in Design History, MA in Visual Culture and a BA (Hons) in Art History. With a background in the arts, curating, researching and supporting audience development initiatives within the heritage sector, she has spent the past few years co-ordinating programmes, assessment and support within Higher Education. Her interests lay within visual communication and how design and aesthetics impact on learning.