Faculty and schools

Open Polytechnic is home to over 400 staff who use their varied skills, knowledge and experience to deliver a high quality distance learning experience to our students. This includes over 130 full-time academic and research staff, who are highly qualified and bring a wide range of industry experience to their roles. There are also around 390 adjunct faculty who contribute to the development and delivery of our programmes.

Our teaching is carried out by five specialist schools, led by Executive Director Faculty, Alan Cadwallader.

Our school structure encourages interaction between disciplines, including shared responsibility for some programmes, while maintaining a coherent approach to our overall teaching programmes.

For more information about each school:

To find out more about the staff in our schools go to Our staff.