Amy Exeter




I am an experienced outdoor educator who has worked in the public, charitable and private sectors, within outdoor learning & adventure in the UK. I have over 20 years of experience as an instructor, coach, facilitator, freelancer and small business owner and lecturer.

My foundations are based on a career with The Outward Bound Trust as a Senior Instructor. I am highly engaging as an educator, knowledgeable and experienced as a practitioner, and bring a wealth of life experience to the table. I have led adventurous trips around the world, from trekking and rafting with young people in the Grand Canyon, to trekking to Everest base camping taking in Island peak, Kala Patthar & Chola pass. Within UHI I have supported the International Leadership Module to Iceland and Namibia.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Foundations of Outdoor Learning (Year 1: Adventure Education Degree)
  • Adventure Markets: Products and Services (Year 1: All degrees)

Academic Qualifications

  • AdancedHE Followship status, 2022
  • PG Certificate in Tertiary and Higher Education, 2020
  • BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management, University of the Highlands, and Islands, 2019
  • Teaching in Colleges Today Certificate, West Highland College UHI, 2018
  • Level 4 Certificate in Professional & Personal Development, Lancaster University, 2011
  • CIPD Level 4 certificate in Learning and Development, Runshaw College, 2007

National Governing Body and other Awards/Positions held.

  • MLTB Mountain Leader
  • MLTB Single Pitch Award
  • BCU Level 3 Open Canoe Coach
  • RYA Dingy Instructor
  • NCA Level 1 Local Cave Leader


  • Scottish Canoe Association: Coaching Membership
  • Institute of Outdoor Learning: Accredited Practitioner and APIOL Coach & Assessor.

What is your main outdoor interest?

Spending time in the outdoors; canoeing if it's been raining; climbing or walking if it's dry; skiing if it's snowing; biking anytime, but at present it's also spending time on little adventures with my two boys, who are into biking, swimming, and exploring.