Mr William Kelly
- Lecturer in Geospatial Science (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)
William Kelly is a Lecturer in Geospatial Science and current programme convenor for several geospatial/geomatics/surveying PGT programmes in GES.
William received a BSc(Hons) from the University of Glasgow in Geographic Information and Mapping Sciences in 2008. He then joined, at the time, one of the largest independent offshore surveying companies in the UK as a Surveyor. William remained in the private sector for 8 years, working on a variety of projects throughout Europe, the Arctic, Middle East, Africa and Americas for Oil, Gas and Renewable energy clients. William operated in several surveying and supervisory roles (e.g. Party Chief) on projects such as the world's largest tidal energy plant MyGen (UK) in 2016; Meerwind Windfarm (Germany) in 2013 and Anholt Windfarm (Denmark) in 2012.
William joined the University of Glasgow in 2016 with a Learning, Teaching and Scholarship position. He has several research interests in geospatial surveying (data quality and error modelling, laser scanning), and pedagogical research (lifelong and work-based learning). He received a PgCert in Academic Practice from the University of Glasgow in 2018.
William is very active with external professional and accreditation bodies both in the UK and internationally - particularly the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) - where he helps research, develop and implement learning & teaching best practice in Higher Education and technical surveying competencies for practicing professionals.
Learning & Teaching Awards
Student-Staff Partnership (Learning and Teaching Development Fund), University of Glasgow: £1500. Peer Assessment: Maximising Student Benefit. Student Partner: Morris Pamplin. February - July 2018.
Conference Travel Awards
Awards from School of Geographical and Earth Sciences Conference Fund, University of Glasgow and external body (CICES) total: £1400. Attend and present at FIG: Fédération Internationale des Géomètres (International Federation of Surveyors) Working Week 2019. Hanoi, Vietnam.
Staff Mobility Awards
Erasmus+ Staff Training: £1200. Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania. 2019.
William is currently Programme Convenor for the geospatial suite of PGT programmes and Work Placement options.
Geomatics / Geospatial Science
- Principles and Practice of Land Surveying (GEOG5017)
- Principles of Land Survey (GEOG5020)
- Engineering Survey (GEOG5007)
- Hydrographic Survey (GEOG5014)
- Applied Hydrographic Survey (GEOG5098)
- Applied Land Surveying (GEOG5099)
- Work Placement (GEOG5097P)
- MSc Project (5040P)
Geographical Techniques (GEOG4015) (GIS, Statistics)
Research Skills (GEOG4025) (Advanced Geographical Techniques - GNSS, Levelling)
External Examiner Roles
2022-2026 - Technological University Dublin (Geospatial Surveying)
2022-2026 - University of East London (Surveying & Mapping Sciences)
Member of Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)
Fellow of Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET is a University of Glasgow development programme aligned to Advance HE's UKPSF)
External Professional / Industry Positions
Geospatial Engineering Higher Education Representative for CICES (EPD&M Committee)
Review Examiner - Examiner for Academic and Professional applications to CICES
Co-Chair of Working Group 2.2 - 'Innovative Learning and Teaching', Commission 2, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
Internal (University of Glasgow)
Senate - Elected Member - 2019-2022.
Appeals Committee - College of Science and Engineering.
GES School Executive - Ordinary Member.