About

British Global Academy was founded in 1995 traded as Information Technology Solution (ITS) in Bangor - North Wales. The company provides high quality and effective service to international students. RA is open throughout the year and prides itself in providing an excellent collaboration between the students and their educational institutions. The primary aim of our business is to collaborate between educational institutions and the students. A practical and realistic approach to building an educational pathway to individual's future. In a friendly and helpful manner matched by a firm and reliable attitude RA staff works on building an excellent relationship with both the student and the education provider from the first thought of an overseas study course. RA has a long history of welcoming international students. We currently have 500 potential students from various educational as well as ethnic backgrounds intending to study in the UK & Ireland. We receive applications from students with different international certificates such as the International baccalaureate and the Saudi Arabian Tawjihi. Therefore by offering a 1-2-1 advice to choosing not only the best available universities but also the best educational route suitable for the individual makes us unique and differ in an outstanding manner from our peers and in providing our relevant quality of service.

Mission statement

British Global Academy Ltd educates learners and trainees at all levels, apprentices, managers, team leaders, enhances intellectual growth, and enriches lives. We aspire to be an academic leader recognised for innovation and quality in teaching and learning, international standing in strategic research areas, and commitment to outreach and service to the Delta and beyond.

Our Team

Rula Alousi
   Dean

Rula Alousi Dean for the British Global Academy and Managing Director for Rulez Aviation Ltd UK. I was borne in Iraq and raised between London Westminster and Baghdad. I graduated with a higher national diploma in Total Quality Management from Salford College of Technology. I then worked as an NVQ Tutor for the Welsh Education Authority in Bangor having obtained my assessors award and became a qualified Information Technology Assessor. I went back to university where I studied for my Undergraduate degree in Business Information Technology graduating in 2008 from London South Bank University. In 2010 I obtained my postgraduate degree from the same university in the subject of Information Assurance and Cyber Security. Working as an international student adviser for the UKSACB I later on came up with the idea of starting my own international academic business. Rulez Aviation came to life formally in 2012 and I became the managing Director of my own business. I am currently in my second year working towards obtaining my educational doctorate Ed.D at Anglia Ruskin University specialising in international education development and online learning using modern technology. I have also founded two charities “Learning with Rulez” which provides free online education and training. And “$5 a month” fund for the displaced and orphans of Iraq. I am also an active labour party member for Westminster North Constituency – Abbey road.

Capt. Nameer Kaysi
     Head of Aviation College

Borne on October the 7th 1964, Capt. N. Kaysi' education and work career started when he graduated with his first bachelor’s degree from the Iraqi Air Force College in 1985. As a young military fighter pilot he witnessed both the first and second Gulf War as a pilot and flight instructor. He then otained his second bachelor's degree in Management from the University of Al Mustansiriya in 1997. The following year in 1998 he left Iraq and moved to the Netherlands. After a long time from the cockpit, Capt. Kaysi resumed his career once and obtained his commercial pilot licence in 2007. In 2010 he co-founded Rulez Aviation Ltd for training and consultancy with his partner. His continuity of education did not stop, Capt. Kaysi achieved his postgraduate Masters degree in Air Transport Planning and Management from the University of Westminster in 2018. He is the first Iraqi pilot to gain his membership from the British Association for Aviation Consultant, thus becoming the first Iraqi to be registered as a consultant in his field in the UK. And to follow suit , he is the first Iraqi pilot to obtain a membership in the Royal Aeronautical Society. Along his career he worked at various flight academies as an instructor pilot. He now works as an aviation consultant in the UK representing Rulez Aviation Ltd as well as the company secretary of RA British Global Academy in London.

Prof. Keith Darlington
    Tutor

I am a retired university lecturer and author in computing related topics. I was born in Tonyrefail in Wales and obtained a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics from University College Cardiff in 1974. I also have a PhD in AI (Artificial Intelligence) from London South Bank University in 2012 as well as a Diploma in Education in 1977 and other qualifications and society memberships. After graduation, I worked in mathematical modelling with the British Steel Corporation in Cardiff, Wales, and gained experience in computer programming using high level languages. I also worked for ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia in the 1980’s as a Computer Assisted Coordinator in the Training Operations department. This post enabled me to apply IT pedagogic learning support tools on a fairly large scale, and it was during this time that I became familiar with AI. My interest in AI has continued ever since. I began a lecturing post in AI and computing at London South Bank University in 1988 where I worked until retirement in 2011. I have been active through research in this field having published several conference and journal papers. I also take a keen interest in other branches of computing and mathematics and have written a number of books on Web development and Visual Basic for Applications programming as well as expert systems and AI. I continue to write short articles on AI for online technology journals. During my last years at LSBU, I led many semester units related to these topics and was also involved in some course management.

Paul Hooks
   Tutor

I was born in England, and spent my childhood being brought up and educated in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland before moving back to England in the early 1990’s. I have always had an interest in helping others, and this has manifest itself not only in my work as a police officer in the United Kingdom, but also in having a keen interest in passing on my skills through voluntary work, training and education both practically (in the classroom as well as in the outdoor setting) and academically.

My first foray into this arena was in the mid 1990’s where I was trained as a tutor for new police recruits. This then led to me working full-time on a tutoring unit within the police service. Following this I embarked on higher education and in 2006 I graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with an LLB (Hons). During the early 2000’s I had moved in the training environment fulltime and I was responsible for Driver Training and Traffic Law Training where I worked, during this period I was responsible for managing staff and teaching students in both disciplines. My teaching qualifications developed at this time and included Police Trainers Qualification, NVQ A1 Assessors, Speed Laser Trainer, Police Driving Instructors Qualification, I developed a Bespoke Pursuit Management Tactical Advisors Course (which was nationally recognised in the UK). In 2010 I was accepted on to a national fast track promotion scheme, as part of the scheme I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management with Warwick University. Most recently in 2017 I began my doctoral studies with Anglia Ruskin University through their EdD programme, focusing on the learning and teaching in police officer training.

In 2015 I retired from policing and in 2016 I began lecturing at Anglia Ruskin University, and am currently still working in this capacity. In addition to this I am involved in research with Anglia Ruskin University, looking at the barriers to the recruitment and retention of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups in the police service. I also work on a paid and voluntary basis for a number of charities which are Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Wilderness Foundation and Green Path Ventures which are both outdoor organisations working with adults and young people, who are facing mental health challenges in their lives, as well as Hope House which is a homeless charity.

Mr. Sufyan Azmi Alousi
     Regional Operations Manager

An Engineer, a father of two and a husband. A committed to work and highly devoted to any task I am assigned to. This is me in a nutshell. However, I can say that I have ver 25 years of experience as an engineer. Worked as an inspector​ at Power Engineering World in Iraq holding various responsibilities as well as management responsibilities within Quality Assurance Departments and the Quality Control. Working as Inspection engineer at the ​​Ministry of Industry & Minerals in Iraq for eight years has given me a huge amount of not only experience but also knowledge in my field.

Not forgetting experience in dealing with various government departments and management levels. This was indeed the most challenging post I held to that date as it also involved inspection duty on behalf of the government which included QA and QC testing. I later on worked in 2007 at Al-Rush company as an inspection engineer. Also, holding a similar post to the later in 2008 at Al Deqaa Al-Mutanahea also in Iraq. Key responsibilities involved inspection of tank construction and hydrostatic testing with responsibilities in inspection of the power plant. There are many private companies and institutes that I worked for throughout my career, being a freelancer or fixed term including work at Ibn Rushd Public Company in Iraq for eight years were work involved welding and general inspection of pressure vessels and steel fabrication and non-destructive testing (x-ray).

I later on decided that I need to go back to university and study further and complete my education to the highest level that I can within a new field of engineering. So I started at an HNC level and progressed right through to HND. I have recently graduated with a Civil Engineering degree and became a member of the ICE in the UK as part of my CPD. Looking forward to being part of RABG Academy as a Regional Operations Manager for the Middle East region where I will be involved in promoting our courses and encouraging business to be part of RABG Academy.

Dr. Taif Salih
    Tutor

Dr. Salih finished his Master of oral science, with Merit, from Barts and the London school of medicine and dentistry at Queen Mary university of London back in 2011.

He went through many thorough and intensive courses on medical emergencies managements at work places, and obtained numerous certificates in that aspect. With nearly 12 years of experience in the field of Medical emergencies, since he graduated from his dental school at university of Baghdad, Dr Salih had gained great experience in both theory and practical aspects of medical emergencies, with different working periods divided between UK, Middle East and North Africa.

Dr,Salih now is working on the last part of prestigious LDS degree, which honoured from the Royal college of Surgeons of England.

Dr. Caroline Bald
   Programme Leader

Caroline Bald MSW PG CERT HEA Fellow is a Senior Lecturer and Practice Learning Co-Ordinator in Social Work in the Health Education Medicine and Social Care School of Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, England, teaching and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate students Readiness for Practice and overseeing practice placement provision for 140 students annually. Caroline is a qualified Practice Educator responsible for teaching and assessment of social work students on placement through an evidenced portfolio approach. Lead on Practice Placements, Caroline develops and delivers CPD training to qualified practitioners and managers across Essex in both Social Work and Education.

After completing a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Social Policy with Criminology at the University of Strathclyde, Caroline went on to read for a Masters in Social Work from the University of Glasgow. What followed was a twenty year career as an HCPC registered criminal justice social work, latterly reporting to the UK government Home Office on Serious Incident Reviews recommending practice quality improvement, before Founding a social enterprise researching the impact of mindfulness teaching.

Caroline is a qualified mindfulness-based teacher specialising in recovery and public sector practitioner stress management. Since completing her PG Certificate in Higher Education Supervision and Learning attaining Higher Education Academy fellowship, has embarked on a Professional Doctorate in Education researching Higher Education student learning needs when developing self-leadership skills in relation to self-care.
Caroline is a member of the Contemplative Pedogogy Forum, local Co-Ordinator for the Centre for Social Work Practice and Peer Reviewer for the Qualitative Social Work and Probation Journal.
Caroline has two children and lives in Essex, England, originating from Glasgow, Scotland and Durban, South Africa.
 

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