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FSSC New Role Focuses on Higher Education


The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) has appointed Dr. Dilly Tawakkul to the new post of Higher and Continuing Education Manager.

The new role will be responsible for developing a new higher education strategy and for managing the higher and continuing education work of the FSSC.

FSSC Director of Education Sam Rees-Adams said: “The FSSC has established this post because we recognise the importance of the higher and continuing education sectors to the financial services industry, and we want to ensure that we are well placed to engage actively with them.”

Before taking up her new role, Tawakkul was Higher Education Adviser at The British Council, she also initiated and managed links with the HSBC Educational Trust and masterminded the production of “Chinese for GCSE”, a teaching package designed for and widely used by UK schools.

She has also served on many national and international bodies such as the HE Forum of Development Education Association (DEA), Working Group for Higher Education of the Association of Development Education in Africa (ADEA) and Association of African Universities (AAU). She also works as honorary tutor on Education and Muslim Community at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Tawakkul has a PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the Institute of Education, University of London.


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