Dr Andrew Pye leading a staff workshop.

Dr Andrew Pye leading a staff workshop.

Lead Academic Tutor, Senior Lecturer, Academic Advisor


As Lead Academic Tutor and Senior Lecturer on the Penryn Campus I have a strong focus on staff tutoring, peer tutoring and the undergraduate experience as a whole.

I am responsible for the tutoring provision of nearly 900 students in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences; provison delivered by nearly 60 academic staff across Biosciences and Geography. In addtion to this I coordinate an undergraduate peer support tutorial system that supplements staff tutoring in the department.

I am also involved in staff training. I am an Academic Advisor, ASPIRE mentor and member of the ASPIRE management group. I was Director of the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Course in Cornwall between 2010-2014 and currently contribute to the Universities Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice programme (PCAP).

I teach first and second year undergraduate modules and have overall responsibility for the student experience both in the department and across the College. I help to coordinate student engagement including Students as Change Agents Projects.

My recent contributions to the Universities Education strategy can be found here.

Recently my work in education has focused on peer tutoring and the results of my Higher Education Academy funded work on peer tutoring can be found here.

I am also a board member of the Peer Led Team Learning International Society (PLTLIS) based in the USA pltlis.org/ which aims to promote peer learning both in the USA and internationally.

Student nominated teaching awards:

Nominated 'Best lecturer' and 'Innovative lecturer', 2017.

Shortlisted 'Innovative teaching', 2016.

Nominated Most supportive member of staff', 2015.

Nominated 'Most supportive lecturer' and 'Best lecturer', 2014.

Shortlisted 'Outstanding Contribution to Student Wellbeing', 2013.

(Attended ceremony at National Maritime Museum).

Voted Lecturer of the Year Biosciences (Penryn), 2010.


  • ILM 3 Award in Leadership and Management.
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE).
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice (PGC).
  • PhD. Skin Cancer, Biology.
  • BSc. Biomedical Sciences 1st Class.


  • Education Incubator Fellow.
  • Senior Lecturer (E&S). 
  • Senior Tutor and Teaching Fellow, University of Exeter
  • Lecturer in Clinical Education and Biomedical Sciences, Peninsula Medical School
  • Temporary Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Peninsula Medical School
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Peninsula Medical School
  • Research Assistant, Peninsula Medical School
  • Assistant Technical Officer, Medical Microbiology Department, University Hospital Wales, Cardiff
  • Trainee Biomedical Scientist (Degree Sandwich Placement), Medical Microbiology Department, University Hospital Wales, Cardiff

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 370446
AddressPeter Lanyon Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Treliever Road
TR10 9FE
Office hours

I am available 5 days a week in term time. Please email me (using the email address above) for an appointment and I will make time to see you.

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