Scott Tuppen completed a qualifying law degree at Swansea University in 2005. He then embarked upon a career in university management whilst also completing postgraduate study in law at Cardiff University on a part-time basis. Between 2005-2013 he was promoted on successive occasions, eventually to the senior management team at assistant director level. In 2011 whilst in the role of Business Manager he was asked to deliver a guest lecture on the subject of a £32million project for which he was the commercial lead. This started a love affair with teaching, which led to him returning to university fulltime to undertake a PGCE in 2013.
He was granted Qualified Teacher Status in 2014 having completed placements teaching law and business studies in secondary and further education settings. That same year he was appointed as a Lecturer at Swansea University and has held that role ever since. In this capacity he has been module coordinator, lecturer or moderator for Business & Employment Law, Consumer Behaviour, Leadership, Managing People, Marketing & Strategy, Pioneers of Entrepreneurship, Professional Skills Development and Strategic Analysis.
Administrative positions held include Deputy Programme Director and Enhancing Degree Outcomes Programme Lead. He is personal tutor to over 50 students and has supervised dozens of masters research projects to completion.
Outside of the university Scott has held positions as a policy & communications advisor in both the European Parliament and National Assembly for Wales. In 2018 following the earlier abolition of the Law Society’s 7-year rule, Scott commenced an SRA-authorised period of recognised training with the eventual aim of enabling him to apply for admission to the Roll of Solicitors. In October 2019 he aims to commence his candidature for a PhD following completion of a 5-year MA(Ed) in Education, Training & Development. His research will focus on the changing nature of HR and employment law in a workplace shared by people and robots.
Scott is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a member of the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England & Wales and the Industrial Law Society, an Associate Member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Employment Law Bar Association and an Affiliate Member of the International Society for Labour Law and Social Security.
In his spare time Scott likes to do charity work. He is Chair of Trustees for Advocacy Support Cymru, a nationwide charity dedicating to supporting people with mental health challenges.