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Sally Holland, Course Leader

Sally Holland

Course Leader

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies


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

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Industry experience

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.

Research interests

Sally’s main research interests are in authentic leadership, employee engagement and change management.  She also has an MProf in professional development.


  • 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