Sue Rivers




Sue is an experienced leader, senior manager and innovator in the higher education and not for profit sectors; and her previous posts have included Acting Dean, Associate Dean and Director.

She has been consistently successful in introducing innovative approaches to learning and teaching and curriculum development in the UK and internationally. She has a strong track record of enabling organisational change by managing strategic projects and motivating teams to high performance.

Sue thrives on challenge, whether growing an already successful school or organisation or turning round an underperforming one. She is a barrister, chartered surveyor, chartered manager and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Sue has a law degree from the University of Liverpool, a Doctorate in Education from the University of Sheffield and an MBA in Higher Education Management from the Institute of Education, University of London.

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Jun 22nd 2015

The Meriam Ibrahim case became major world news in 2014. The case involved a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy from Islam (for marrying a Christian man) and to 100 lashes for adultery. Whilst shackled in prison, she gave birth to a daughter. In this short course, we will explore some of the many human rights issues involved and also consider the wider issues that the case raises, such as the role of overt and behind the scenes diplomacy and that of the power of the public voice, especially via social media, in bringing about a just resolution.

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