Melanie Tibbatts

​School Resources and Operations Manager

Department: Senior Management and Planning Team
Telephone: +44 (0) 29 2041 6415
Email Address: mtibbatts@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Reporting to the Dean of Cardiff School of Management, I play a pivotal role in the management of the School, leading the provision of professional services and ensuring outcomes are aligned to the University's strategic aim of becoming a Top 50 UK University.  I have overall responsibility for the general management of the School, including budgets and finance, human resources, space allocation, communications, health and safety and risk management.  I am actively involved in strategy and policy development, accessing resources and developing the infrastructure of the School and ensuring its efficient and operational development, striving for professional excellence in all areas of activity.

As part of the drive for improved performance, I embrace and support development against the UK Professional Standards Framework, supporting the initial and continuing professional development of both academic and support staff within the School.  I am a mentor to staff and students and seek to create an environment that demonstrates equality, trust and respect in order to achieve our strategic vision.

I have held senior positions in both Further and Higher Education including Head of Admissions and Matriculation, Examinations and Assessments Manager and Student Services Manager. 

Exciting new developments include the School of Technologies which launches in February 2018 with the intention of moving to a new purpose-built campus in the City Centre from 2020/21. The School has been established to address student demand and employer need and will focus on Digital Media and Smart Technology, Data Science and Informatics and Design Technology and Engineering. Over 20 organisations have endorsed the new School including Sony, the BBC, Office for National Statistics and a wide range of digital and technology companies and colleges in the Cardiff Capital Region, who will work in partnership with us to develop and deliver applied programmes.