Award: CeP (2020)
As an Academic Skills Advisor, I interact with a diverse audience to facilitate learning in academic skills. I have previously worked at as a Sociology lecturer and coordinated an institutional peer support scheme.
Currently, I facilitate sessions such as:
- Individual appointments (in person/Skype) for SpLD and academic literacy.
- In course study and academic skills sessions
- Functional Skills.
- General skills workshops (L3 – L7).
- Creative thinking sessions.
- Peer support training and supervision.
My role also has managerial responsibility for the Study Skills and Peer Assisted Student Success (PASS) coordinator.
How can I support Learning Developers
I have experience in working with widening participation students and those studying apprenticeship degrees. Typical approaches may not be effective but I can share my team’s perspective and approach to supporting our learners. I can support fellow LDers in curating learning development interactions for learners with limited experience in academic literacy and placements students. I also have extensive experience in creating and coordinating peer support schemes (both pastoral and peer assisted learning). I am currently coordinating an online induction academic literacies programme which I’d be happy to discuss with peers.