Viv Buckley

Deputy Principal

Bridgend College


As Deputy Principal at Bridgend College, Viv is responsible for innovating curriculum and teaching and learning, ensuring standards and quality across a breadth of FE and HE subjects.  She is responsible for upholding the College mission of creating an atmosphere in which everyone can ‘be all that they can be’.  The College was named as the FE College of the Year in the 2019 TES awards.  In 2018 she won the Leading Wales award for Leadership in the Public Sector. In 2022 she achieved gold in the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics, Awards in Excellence,  Outstanding Educator category.  Having worked as a HE and FE lecturer, Viv has a breadth of experience in actor training and preparing performers for further training. Viv has also worked as a freelance theatre director and is currently the Artistic Director of West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company.

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