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Sally Holland

Sally Holland

Course Leader

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

023 8201 6341 ext. 6341 Room no. SMY020


Sally first taught on the public relations and communication degree in 2003. Since then she has worked exclusively on the degree, becoming course leader in 2012. Sally’s key areas of focus for the degree are employability and student engagement, for which she has established an outstanding reputation. Sally’s specialist subject areas encompass public relations, internal communication, organisational behaviour, digital PR and employability. 

As well as her course leadership responsibilities, Sally is the University’s link tutor for the professional development programmes at the Institute of Internal Communication. 

Prior to starting at Solent University, Sally worked as an internal communication manager at NTL (now Virgin Media). Here she managed the development of an internal communications approach for the corporate support areas, in line with the company's communications strategy.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Awards

    Sally has received significant recognition for her work both from the industry and at the University. Follow the link below to find out more.
    • STAR Award (2014) Supporting learning through the use of technology award.
    • STAR Award (2013) Outstanding teaching for employability and personal development. 
    • A personal highlight of her time as course leader was the degree becoming number one in the country for student satisfaction in both 2013, 2014 and 2015*, as well as achieving 100% graduate employment (DHLE 2013).
      *NSS 2013,2014 and 2015 Publicity Studies JACS subject area
  2. Industry experience

    Sally has extensive experience of work within the communications industry. This section contains more information about Sally’s work history and any advantageous industry links she maintains.

    During her time at NTL Sally instigated the implementation of online communication channels in addition to supporting the management team through numerous transformation programmes, including a redundancy programme done under extreme time constraints to remove costs, prior to the year-end.

    Prior to working for the corporate area she worked for ntl:home, contributing to the success of the price change programme that increased incremental revenue by £100 million.

  3. Research interests

    Sally's research interests lie in authentic leadership, employee engagement and change management. Follow the link below to find out more.
    Sally’s main research interests are in authentic leadership, employee engagement and change management.  She also has an MProf in professional development.