Emma Hilton Wood appointed RNCM Academic Registrar

The RNCM is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Hilton Wood as Academic Registrar, from January 2022.

Emma has had an extensive university career, most recently as Head of Academic Development and Interim Head of Careers and Employability at The University of Manchester.

A leader in higher education, Emma’s experience focuses on academic standards, governance, compliance and enhancing the student experience. Collaborative partnerships have seen her work with institutions nationally and globally, and she has led multi-functional teams covering a varied portfolio. These include teaching and learning enhancement and policy development, appeals, complaints and academic misconduct, quality assurance and enhancement, and student engagement and partnership projects.

As the College’s Academic Registrar, Emma will provide vision and strategic direction for key activity in academic and student administration, student experience, student progress and assessment.

She said: ‘I am most looking forward to meeting my new team, colleagues and RNCM’s talented student population. I am excited about working in the vibrant environment of a leading conservatoire, where you can feel, hear and see a shared passion for music. I’ve also heard about the staff choir and I’d really love to get involved, if they will have me!’ 

In addition to the above, Emma is also a qualified coach and a committed volunteer with Smartworks, a charity that supports women back into the workplace.

20 October 2021