New head appointed

A new head of Social and Professional Studies has been appointed at Somerset College, with plans to further develop the College’s employer and partner relationships.

“I’m delighted to be leading a very successful, student-orientated team at Somerset College and look forward to further developing our relationships with employers and other partners,” she said.

 Mrs Smith is a former Manager of Health Care and Counselling at Bridgwater College and also previously worked at Bournemouth and Poole College, delivering and managing Further and Higher Education courses in partnership with Bournemouth University.

 She has a health background in learning disabilities, paediatrics and Special Care Baby Units, and has delivered papers in the UK and Europe, based on her research into maternity.

The Social and Professional Studies division includes foundation and degree courses in areas ranging from health and social care, to sports and public services.