William is living proof of the sheer flexibility of the project manager.

An early career in construction, a PhD and now a course leader, examiner and author.

Life can be viewed as a series of projects. Whether we’re getting married, having a child or studying for an MBA, they have a beginning and ending; each one has a timescale, they have a cost and they have quality implications. “It’s like being a juggler with a whole series of balls in the air,” says William. “Our course teaches you how to be a good juggler.”

“As a generic discipline, governed by two industry bodies, project management gives its students a set of fully transferable skills. That means you can apply what you learn across the world; from an agricultural project in Australia to a construction project in the Middle East.”

And William has certainly proved that to be the case. After graduation from Leeds Polytechnic, he was thrown into the deep end on a major hospital construction project before completing a Masters degree and a PhD. Following a stint as a project manager at a local authority he turned to teaching. He continues to juggle very capably to this day.

Seeing students change their lives, improve them for the better; that's where I get my real satisfaction

William Wallace