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Nicola Scull

Head of Digital Learning & Libraries, Lecturer

The London Institute of Banking & Finance Faculty Profiles

Nicola Scull oversees the integration of technology and learning. She has over twenty years’ experience in libraries, learning technologies and course design across the business, charity and education sectors. Nicola lectures on the Personal Development & Employability module.

Digital learning, e-learning, pedagogy, course design, librarianship, digital literacy, information literacy, learning technology.


The London Institute of Banking and Finance, Head of Digital Learning and Libraries: 2017 - present. 
The London Institute of Banking and Finance, Head of Learning Resources and Libraries: 2009 - 2017. 
Chartered Institute of Bankers, KnowledgeBank, Manager: 2004 – 2009.
Department for Transport, Webteam Officer (contract): 2004.
Troika, Knowledge & Training Manager: 2002 – 2003.
Arthur Andersen, Knowledge Officer: 2001 – 2002.
Which?, Information Officer: 1994 – 2001.
Chart Analysis Ltd., Deputy Head of Production: 1986 – 1994.

PGCHE, ifs University College: 2013–2014.
PGCert Online & Distance Education, Open University: 2009–2011.
BSc (Hons), Information & Communication Studies, University of North London: 1992–1998.

Professional Qualifications
Leaders in Learning & Teaching, Chartered Association of Business Schools: 2016-2017.

Scull, N. (2018) Digital technology: How to encourage employees to embrace change. Training Zone, 15th June 2018. [Accessed 30/7/18]. Read now.
Scull, N. (2018) Is technology the future for education? [podcast]. The London Institute of Banking & Finance, 1st May 2018. [Accessed 2 May 2018]. Listen now.
Scull (2016) Technology: Is it changing the way bankers learn? [white paper]. [Accessed 27/2/18]. Read now.
Scull, N. (2015) Turn on and do not drop out. Financial World, December 2015, p29-30. [Accessed 27/2/18].
Scull, N. (2015) An examination into the disruptive nature of MOOCs and a consideration of how this may affect ifs University College’s provision. The Journal of Professional Scholarship in Banking and Practice, p.54-60, Volume 3, 2015. [Accessed 7/11/16]. Read now.
Scull, N. (2005) “Skills and Knowledge for the 21st Century – A review of Umbrella 2005”. Impact: Journal of the Career Development Group, Cilip. Autumn 2005, pp 80-81.
Scull, N. (various) Blog. View blog

Conference presentations

Chowne, W. and Scull, N. (2018) Let’s get digital! A case study on the approach, undertaking and evolution beyond a strategic review of digital capabilities in learning and teaching. EDEN Annual Conference, 17-20 June 2018, Genova.
Scull, N. (2017) Let’s get digital! Workshop delivered at The Chartered Association of Business Schools, Professional Managers conference, 11-13 December 2017, Liverpool.
Oyewo, M. and Scull, N. (2017) Considering digital trends in HE (including what our students told us), and identifying how we can use technology to engage the distracted learner. Workshop delivered at The London Institute of Banking & Finance Teaching conference, 6 July 2017, London.
Scull, N. (2015) Using collaborative activities in distance learning [video].  Workshop delivered at ifs HE Conference 2015. Available via our student portal (academic development and resources). [Accessed 1 August 2015].
Knox, K. and Scull, N. (2011) Join the conversation: An introduction to social media. Workshop delivered at ifs HE Conference 2011.
Scull, N. (2010) “Making yourself heard: how to create a podcast”. Workshop delivered at HE Conference 2010, ifs School of Finance.
Gosling, R., Godden, S., Scull, N. (2009) “Developing a distributed scholarly community”. Workshop delivered at SEDA Spring Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference 2009. [Accessed 11 December 2015]. Read now.

Member, Network of Academic Professionals (EDEN): 2016-present.
Member, Association of Learning Technologists: 2014-present.
Member, Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals: 1998-present.