Andrew SmerdonSenior Teaching Fellow
Andrew is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University specialising in Accounting. In 2021 he was awarded the Pilkington Teaching award by Lancaster University. He was the 2021/22 institutional nominee for a National Teaching Fellowship.
Prior to entering academia in 2014, Andrew spent 11 years working in industry, firstly within External Audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers and secondly as a Senior Manager within Internal Audit at Lloyds Banking Group. Andrew is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (from 2014) with the ICAEW, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004.
Andrew gained a PGCE in Post-Compuslory Education in 2014 and is a Fellow of Advance HE. He was part of the team responsible for winning the AAT Training Provider of the Year - Medium award in 2017 whilst teaching at Preston's College.
Andrew has delivered a number of national training courses to colleagues covering pedagogical practices teaching online.
Andrew is currently the Part I Director of Studies (from 2018 onwards) and is Module Director for a final year undergraduate Financial Accounting module.
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance - 1st class (Lancaster University)
PGCE in Post-compulsory Education (Edge Hill University)
Fellow Chartered Accountant (ICAEW)
SFHEA (Advance HE)
Part I Director of Studies, Accounting and Finance
Academic Year 2020/21
Ac.F100: Introduce to Accounting and Finance - Business Environment (all year)
Ac.F301: Financial Accounting I (Michaemas Term)
In 2021 Andrew was awarded the Pilkington Teaching award by Lancaster University.
ICAEW Academia Community: Could case studies work as a form of assessment for accounting and finance undergraduate students?
01/09/2021 → 01/09/2021
Advance HE blog: Using Microsoft OneNote to deliver lectures online
24/07/2020 → 24/07/2020
Advance HE guide: Using Microsoft Teams and OneNote to deliver lecture style content
24/07/2020 → 24/07/2020
ICAEW Audit and Assurance Examiner
Reflecting upon the use of advance information for coursework assessments on large Accounting and Finance final year undergraduate degree modules
Using business game simulations to embed contemporary working practices within a degree programme
Accounting Education in a virtual world
Reflections on tweaking lectures: using annotated slides to enhance students’ learning
Using MS Teams and OneNote to deliver lecture-style content
2020 Kent Business School Teaching and Learning Conference
13th Annual University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Conference
Pilkington Teaching Award
Prize (including medals and awards)