Award: CeLP (2019)
Amanda started her teaching career as a lecturer in Sport and Health where she developed and managed two Foundation Degree programmes as well as teaching up to PG. She is now an Academic Skills adviser and Peer Programmes Manager at the University of Exeter. She has overall responsibility for the successful support and development of the extensive array of peer programmes geared towards supporting students’ educational and personal development. She also supports various student engagement activities designed to encourage and support WP students. She is Co-chair of LearnHigher offering a platform for the sharing of Learning Development resources, and a member of the ALDinHE Steering Group.
How can I support Learning Developers?
Support areas: Having originated the Exeter peer programmes support framework, the SW Peer Support Network and now sitting on the International Peer Learning network group I am keen to support others in instituting peer support in their own areas of work. My work as an academic skills adviser has provided me extensive experience of guiding students in their learning development particularly for WP students during transition phases.
Subject categories I advise on: Induction and Transition, Learning Spaces & Learning Communities, Peer Assisted Learning and Mentoring, Study Skills, Visual Literacy and Presentation Skills, Widening Participation