Ina Stan

Award: CeP (2019)

Biography

Ina Stan was awarded her PhD in 2008 and worked as a post-doctoral research assistant, and as a lecturer teaching research methods, sport sociology, English for academic purposes and personal and professional development. Currently, she is working as a senior lecturer in the Learning Development Unit at Buckinghamshire New University, teaching academic skills on the Foundation Year and providing one-to-one tutorials to students, developing and delivering study skills workshops and lectures, engaging in formative and summative assessment of students’ work. Ina also supervises doctoral students and undertakes research on the experience of students in higher education.

How can I support Learning Developers?

I am experienced in working within teams and I have mentored several colleagues who were new to teaching academic skills or working in Higher Education. I also specialise in working with non-native English speakers, as I have studied English grammar and linguistics, as well as teaching English as a foreign language. I work with a large number of students that come from a widening participation background and I am particularly experienced at working with students with disabilities and providing them academic support.

Subject categories I advise on: Academic Literacy (Reading and Writing), Assessment, Feedback and Course Design, Peer Assisted Learning and Mentoring, Research Methodologies and Data Collection, Study Skills, Widening Participation

Contact: ina.stan@bucks.ac.uk

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