Stuart Wiggins is a member of the Executive Management Team at the International College of Management and currently occupies the role of Pro Vice Chancellor (Employability) and Registrar leading the Admissions, Registry and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) departments in creating positive student outcomes through the critical junctions of a student’s life.
Stuart studied Hotel Management at Bournemouth University including periods of training in five star hotels in both Switzerland and London, UK.
Stuart’s hotel career focused on mainly food and beverage and training management positions, including two hotel openings, the Sydney Marriott (now the Pullman on Hyde Park) and the acclaimed Merrion Hotel, Dublin.
While still in the industry Stuart also taught in hospitality colleges, beginning a transition to eventual full time involvement with education roles firstly in teaching and eventually in program management, academic leadership, college and campus operations management, quality and risk management, academic services management and leadership in student services and administration. Stuart roles have also given him exposure to public and private sector education in both vocational and higher education in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
Stuart holds an HND in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management from the Bournemouth University a Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Northampton and a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods from Macquarie University. In January 2022 Stuart submitted his PhD thesis focusing on capabilities necessary for entry level employment in hospitality.
Auld, C., Allen, V., Flynn, A-M., Hill, M., James, B., McMorran, V., Menge, A., Petrov, L. & Wiggins, S. (2017). Private higher education providers: Push and pull factors. TEQSA 2017 Annual Conference
Wiggins, S. (2013). Applied higher education, professional capability and the Graduate Employability Indicators (GEI). THE-ICE International Panel of Experts Forum 2013, Sydney, Australia. (Awarded best paper)
Wiggins, S. (2010). Culture Induction and Hospitality Culture Capabilities 1 in CAUTHE 2010: Challenge the Limits. CAUTHE Conference proceedings 2010, University of Tasmania – TAS, ISBN 9781862955608
Wiggins, S. (2014). Blended Learning – Is it really achievable? Service Skills Australia 2014 Conference. Engage Empower Excel – Connecting Skills and the Workforce. Sydney, March 2014
Wiggins, S. (2011). New Hospitality Management Students’ Perception of Capability. Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Student Research. UNLV, Singapore, July 2011.
Wiggins, S. (2011). The Australian Teaching and Learning Context. Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Student Research. UNLV, Singapore, July 2011.
Wiggins, S. and Brown, G.B. (2010). Employability and capability through applied education: The “Think” approach. ALTC Forum. Graduate capabilities: Mapping, assessing and evaluating achievement. Melbourne, November 2010.
Best Paper Award THE-ICE 7th International Panel of Experts Forum 2013, Sydney, Australia.