Nikki McQuillan

New to lecturing, from 20 years in business, I am currently Course Director for the BSc(Hons) International Hospitality Management and a Lecturer in Events Management in the Ulster Business School at the University of Ulster.  I have been with the University 3 years now and intend to gain my Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy by June 2014.

 

My previous career was a co-founder of the Streat cafe business which grew from one cafe, to a large franchise business with 45 sites across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Scotland.  As a director in the streat franchising Ltd, I  was involved in company strategy, directed human resource and training strategy, and project managed the set-up, fit-out and people plans of all new cafe openings until the business was acquired in January 2010 by the Henderson Group.

 

As the director of Human Resources in the streat franchising Ltd and a fellow of the CIPD the business human resource strategy was recognised by Investors in People and the Streat was the first cafe and the first franchised business ever to win a UK National Training Award as well as winning IFA’s Franchise of the Year in 2010.

 

I have expertise in SME business development, strategic management,  franchising and entrepreneurship and have a specialism in Human Resource strategic development.

Level
Undergraduate
Experience
Experienced
First name:
Nikki
Surname:
McQuillan
Institution:
University of Ulster
Current Post:
Course Director
Highest Qualification:
MA Human Resource Management
Email:
n.mcquillan@ulster.ac.uk
Subject Specialism
Event Management Leadership and Teams Human Resource Management Facilities Management Business Planning Strategic Management

Current Examiner Responsibilities

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Postgraduate External Examiner Experience

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Previous External Examining Experience

1. Name of Institution:
South Devon College
1. Name of programme:
FdA/HNC Tourism, Hospitality and Events
1. Examining Period (from/until)
April 2014-May 2014
2. Name of Institution:
Belfast Metropolitan College
2. Name of programme:
Foundation Degree in Science in Marketing
2. Examining Period (from/until)
April 2013