Hugh Martin

Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer

The British University in Dubai

Hugh is the Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer at The British University inDubai. He has a BA (Hons) & MA (Hons) from the University of Oxford and anMLitt from the University of St Andrews. His PhD research is in rhetoric/writing.Hugh has worked in Higher Education senior management for over 24 years, asUniversity Secretary at the University of Bedfordshire, Chief of Staff at LSE, Headof Governance at the University of Bristol, and Executive Officer at the Universityof St Andrews. As an academic, Hugh was an Associate Lecturer at The OpenUniversity for 15 years. Prior to this he worked in the private sector as Head ofCustomer Relations at W H Smith Ltd. Hugh is a Liveryman of the WorshipfulCompany of Educators, a non-Executive Director of a US/Zimbabwean charity, andwas the Chair of Council at a UK secondary school. He holds professionalaccreditations including member of the Association of Heads of UniversityAdministration, CMI Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership, AffiliateMember of the Institute of Risk Management, and Chartered ManagementInstitute Chartered Fellow (which is in progress).


Innovation Stage

25 February 2020 | 11:45 - 12:45 | Technology in Education: Empowering Learners & Transforming Institutional Culture

One of the most important roles of technology in education is its ability to make knowledge and information ubiquitously available. Also if it is not access controlled, technology also succeeds inproviding an equal opportunity platform with little or no discrimination.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • Is technology actually working for education institutions-making institutions more relevant and engaging, increasing student achievement; attracting, preparing, and retaining high-quality teachers and improving parental engagement?
  • Innovative models to optimize learning through technology adoption.
  • More and quicker or differently and better: How can we make the most of technology tosupport learning and culture in our institutions?
  • Making learning more effective: using mobile devices, blended learning, cloud infrastructure, extended reality, analytics & adaptive technologies, machine & deep learning, internet of things, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality or someother technology?
  • Role of Social Median education