Lorraine Syme-Smith

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Lorraine Syme-Smith's career in education started in 1993, having previously been a systems programmer with a well known financial organisation. Her first education job was in the voluntary sector with a project supporting women to gain ICT and employability skills. She then moved to the college sector working at Edinburgh's Telford College, at first as a senior lecturer and latterly as
curriculum manager for Computing. She has also worked for the Open University as a programme tutor.

She joined the University in 2003 on secondment as a teaching fellow on the TQFE and combined this with also being on secondment at COLEG (College Open Learning Exchange Group). Since 2005 Lorraine has been a member of University staff.

Outside of work she enjoys textile crafts and running.


  • BA Economics, Heriot Watt University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Analysis and Design, Napier College,Edinburgh
  • B.Sc (Hons) 1st Class. (Computing), Open University
  • MA in Education, Open University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Studies, University ofEdinburgh
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Education with TQFE, University of Stirling