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Biography and contact information for Robert Burgess

Robert Burgess, Development Officer







Robert’s background is Community Learning and Development, after graduating from Dundee University with a degree in Community Education he pursued his career working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people within South Lanarkshire Council’s Youth Learning Service offering routes to alternative curricular education and personal development.

Robert has joined the CISS team from South Lanarkshire Council where for the past 3 years he has been the Confucius Hub Coordinator managing and developing  Mandarin in line with the Languages 1+2 policy and South Lanarkshire’s primary literacy framework.

Robert’s role within CISS will be to develop, deliver and support a range of projects with partners in the hubs and their communities. This will include leading specialist Confucius classroom hubs, developing family learning and school to school projects and being involved with intergenerational learning and learning for sustainability. Robert will support the CISS team in the operational plan process including submissions, financial and project monitoring. He will also support the PDO in a range of DYW activities across the hubs.

Robert is really excited and looking forward to this new and challenging opportunity and hopes to have a positive influence on future development of Mandarin within the CISS remit.


The Ramshorn
98 Ingram Street
Merchant City
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, G1 1EX

Tel: 0141 444 8177

Mob: 07595 454621


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