Dr Sandra Brower

Academic Delivery Director

Originally from Canada, Sandra came to the UK to pursue and MA in theology. She returned to Canada to help plant and pastor a church before marrying and moving permanently to the UK in 1998. After completing her PhD, Sandra was a chaplain at the University of Derby, offering pastoral care and spiritual guidance to students and staff of all faiths and none.

Sandra is married to Derek and they have two teenaged children – Leon and Anna – and a lovely five-year-old Labrador, Sport. They have temporarily re-located to the USA, where she will be continuing to work remotely, for Derek’s assignment with the New York office of the Financial Times.

Sandra serves in various capacities at their new church, including the music ministry, the worship ministry committee, and the Montclair Sanctuary Alliance (supporting immigrants). Her research interests include the theology of worship, the doctrine of the ascension, and – as a confessed foodie – the relationship between food and theology. Singing, cheering on the footy side-lines, travelling, cooking, long walks with Sport, and sharing food with friends tops her list of things she enjoys doing.

Courses taught by Dr Sandra Brower

Study Skills: Reading for research


It’s great that you want to learn more about how you can read well for responding to your assignments or generally for research. The objectives of this study skills session are as follows. To hear some top tips for reading . . .

  • Free
  • Mar 01, 2024
  • L0223
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Study Skills: Editing your work


In this Study Skills session provided by Sandra Brower we’ll look at editing your work. This session provides you with a recorded teaching video with accompanying set of presentation slides. You’ll also find spaces to make notes of your observations . . .

  • Free
  • Feb 26, 2024
  • L0323
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Study Skills: Structuring an essay


In this course, Sandra provides some top tips for your assignments, and then has a further session with resources to gain a better understanding on what you’re being asked to do in a written essay. This study skills session will . . .

  • Free
  • Nov 17, 2023
  • L1023
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Study Skills: Using sources and critical engagement


In this session Sandra explores with you how best to make use of sources. Activities in this session include categorisation of similar types of text close reading for statements within a text identifying arguments

  • Free
  • Sep 15, 2023
  • L1222
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