Award: CeP Date awarded: 2018
Subjects of expertiseAcademic Literacy (Reading and Writing), CeP, Induction and Transition, Study Skills, Widening Participation
I am a Learning Developer in Arts and Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University working with Arts and Humanities. I am based within a Learning Skills Team alongside fellow Learning Developers and Learning & Research Librarians. My practice is underpinned by experience gained in a variety of learning and teaching roles, including teaching history and study skills to undergraduate students; working with adult learners preparing to return to education and teaching Key Skills to A level students in a Further Education college. Before moving into learning development, I undertook research for a PhD in History at the University of Liverpool after which I gained further research experience on a project at Liverpool John Moores University, as well as on a library and archive digitisation project hosted by Libraries, Museums and Galleries on Merseyside.
How can I help Learning Developers?
I would be very happy to share experience of supporting students across a wide range of subject areas through workshops, tutorials and the development of online resources. As my focus is now Arts and Humanities, I am drawing together examples of good practice within this area and would be very keen to share ideas with other developers. I would also be interested in discussing the development of learning communities in order to enhance student belonging. I would also be very happy to support other Learning Developers working towards CeP. In addition, I have experience of transition and change as a Learning Developer having been located within a variety of different settings in the same institution since 2007.