Helen Webster

Award: CeLP    Date awarded: 2017

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I’m Head of the Writing Development Centre at Newcastle University. I’ve been a Learning Developer since 2006, and have worked in a variety of institutions from Oxbridge, Russell Group, 1994 Group and Post92, and contexts including student services and libraries. I have a PhD in Modern and Medieval Languages, a PGCE in Further and Higher Education, and qualifications in Supporting the Dyslexic Learner and Mental Health First Aid. As well as CeLP, I am SFHEA and a National Teaching Fellow. I am a member of ALDinHE’s Steering Group and lead on training. I blog and tweet about LD as @scholastic_rat.

How can I help Learning Developers?

I would be very happy to support other Learning Developers leading and managing an LD service, and interprofessional working with academics and other Student Services professionals. I have a special interest in one to one work, induction and transition (including postgraduates) and the intersection of academic literacies with information and digital literacies. I could also support colleagues with recognition, including UKPSF and NTF. I am interested in developing the theoretical and professional base for learning development and therefore supporting colleagues considering their own CPD or that of their teams.


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