Address Student Learning Services
Careers and Employability Service
University of Stirling
My background before returning to education was in retail and the NHS which is when my interest in adult literacies and language began. I returned to education in 2005 when I went to college to complete Highers and from there I then went on to complete the University of Stirling Access course in 2007. I completed a degree in English and Sociology at the University of Stirling, before doing a postgraduate teaching qualification (TQFE) which included a ten month placement at Forth Valley College. Since then I have worked with Student Learning Services providing one to one tutorial support, teaching learning strategies to Access students, delivering generic and subject specific workshops.
In addition, I work as a Study Skills Tutor and Assessor of Needs for the Accessibility and Inclusion Service, at the University. During 2013 and 2014 I was involved in a European research project, which was a collaboration between six EU countries, called ‘Level Up’ Learning to Learn. It was aimed at producing generic learning resources for non-traditional learners across the EU. During the autumn of 2013 I piloted the finished workbook materials when delivering a seven-week course at ACE Cornton for non-traditional learners.
Due to my own personal experience and work with adult literacies I have a keen interest in adult learning, inclusive education, wider access for non-traditional students and transitions from school/college to university.