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Dive Deep, Climb High

Focusing on leadership in higher education, Mel Loizou asks her guests to share what leadership means to them. The Dive Deep Climb High podcast is fun, honest, and relatable. It enables you to dive deep into your role and the leader you are.

To climb high, unleashing the power and potential of you and those around you. With inspiring stories, practical tips, and a little bit of fishiness this show will help you realise that sometimes the apparently impossible is absolutely possible. 

Dive Deep. Climb High. Can Do Leadership in a World of Can’t.


Aug 2, 2022

Leadership is a partnership. This is what Jordan Meates believes. In this episode we not only dive into the partnerships he has with his team but also those accommodation providers he sees as being part of the extended Sheffield Hallam campus and the extended campus experience for students. We explore the role of trust in these relationships and how he has developed them over time, taking an evolutionary approach rather than a revolutionary one.



“I found that best partnerships, in that sense occur where there's both clarity and freedom. So, clarity on everyone’s role, clarity on what the expectations are, but freedom within that to be able to express oneself and communicate freely.”



Jordan has several years’ experience in the student accommodation sector having developed specialisms in managing activity, services, partnerships, and people. In his role as Campus Services Manager at Sheffield Hallam University, Jordan provides operational management for the Campus Development Team, and possess extensive knowledge in the delivery of accommodation services having played a lead role in the implementation of Sheffield's city-wide property standard, snug, and more recently the University accommodation response to COVID-19. He is also elected to sit on the Association for Student Residential Accommodation (ASRA) Management Committee, contributing to the strategic development of the association.







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Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can.


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