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Salford Business School

Level Tutors

What is a level tutor?

We are 6 SBS academics who support students to:-

  • Reach your academic potential
  • Be competitive in the jobs market
  • Any other help you need!

How do we provide support?  

We organise Focus Forward events
We have drop in sessions throughout the week

Focus forward events
We have run events that focus on a range of student centred issues for example:

  • 2nd chance to meet University Societies
  • developing commercial awareness
  • the Erasmus programme
  • making module choices
  • revision and exam preparation.

Look out on the digital screens, Blackboard and your student email for events held throughout the academic year. If have ideas for events to support you next academic year please tell us .

Drop in sessions (term time)
Come in and see us for a chat during the times noted below!  Look out for the “Level tutor lives here” names on our doors.  

Level 4 students
Mon 12-1pmJia ZhaiMaxwell 300
Thurs 2.30-3.30pmSean ChungMaxwell 213
Level 5 & 6 students  
Mon 1-2pmAlex FentonMaxwell 219
Mon 2-3pmParveen Tamadon-NejadMaxwell 317
Thurs 11-2pmKathy MaguireMaxwell 313c

Meet the team

Meet the team

Jia Zhai

Jia Zhai                              

I studied for my MSc and PhD in Finance at the University of Essex and became an academic in 2010. My current research interests are option markets, behavioural finance theories, market anomalies and manipulations, and the capital market in China. I have published journal articles and presented the research output in international    conferences. I am the member of Higher Education Academy (HEA).                            

I joined Salford Business School in January 2016.  Before that, I worked for University of Liverpool, China and Ulster University.

Neil Robinson

Dr Neil Robinson                            

Having lectured in higher education for over 20 years I am a passionate advocate for involving students in their own learning experience.At academic level I am involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students and have research interests in dark tourism, musical legacy associated with place and the impact  of terrorism on the tourism industry and have presented at conferences both in the UK and overseas. On a personal note I have a keen interest in music and have even played in a number of bands during my student days, in addition to which I have even tried my hand at stand-up comedy (albeit it with disastrous effect).                          

I look forward to meeting you in semester 1 and wish you well in your academic journey, remember it’s not where you start it’s where you finish.

Dr. Sean Chung

Dr Sean Chung

have been involved in academia for several years acquiring a range of experience from various universities in that time. This includes teaching at Associates, Bachelors and Masters level inclusive of Project and Dissertation supervision. I have administrative experience in academia serving in various capacities, such as a Subject Head for Marketing,    Sales & Publics Relations department at a previous employer. I have also garnered very useful industry experience both in the public and private sector at the director and senior managerial levels in professional services/consultancy, banking and retail sectors.

Alex Fenton

Alex Fenton

I come from a commercial background in digital development where I have won a number of industry awards, including the European Search Awards. Since becoming an academic in 2014, I have won Postgraduate Supervisor of the year and Innovative Lecturer of the year in the Student Teaching awards as well as two VC Teaching awards.              

I teach people about digital business, website development and digital marketing. I became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and lecturer in digital business in 2014. I am passionate about student employability, opportunity and innovation, with several of his students winning digital and innovation awards. I  am also heavily involved with a number of events and competitions to support students. I am a Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) champion and specialise in applying my digital knowledge for the benefit of innovative teaching and learning.

Parveen Tamadon-Nejad

Parveen Tamadon-Nejad

After graduating from the University of Liverpool, I started my academic career in the School of Business teaching business law. Before commencing my degree, I was involved in the arts and still regularly provide legal consultation to those within the creative industries on matters relating to contract and intellectual property  rights.  I have has collaborated with bands and recording studios on providing protection for artists through inter band agreements, and in the publishing industry to both authors and publishers. Recently I was consulted on an art installation and the contractual implications between artists and  photographers regarding copyright ownership.  I have spent the last two years as a regular guest on BBC radio Manchester’s Coffee Club.

Kathy Hartley

Kathy Hartley

After graduating from The University of Manchester, I joined a national firm of Chartered Accountants and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).  I went on to work for the National Audit Commission. In July 2002, I joined  the University    of Salford. I am dedicated to teaching excellence and seek to achieve this by supporting students in doing their very best on their journey at the University of Salford.  I am experienced in assisting students in job applications. In particular, helping students in  gaining understanding of the business world and being able to look at situations from a commercial perspective, including appreciating what makes a business successful and highlighting the factors that influence success. Such skills are crucial in today’s job market.