Pauline joined the University’s Student Learning Services in 1994. She comes from a background in secondary school teaching, although has worked in higher education in both the United States and Scotland, for the last 30+ years. Previous work in HE has included geography teaching, academic counselling and support for minority students and adult returners, as well as general student academic advising. Currently, her responsibilities as a student learning advisor in SLS include working with students university-wide to improve their academic literacy and preparedness for higher education study. This involves working with students individually, teaching workshops across the university, as well as ‘Learning Strategies’ modules within the University’s Access programme.
Pauline has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling (University of Edinburgh, 1995), an MA in Urban Geography (University of Maryland, U.S.A., 1990), a P.G.C.E. in Secondary Teaching (Geography and English) (University of Nottingham, 1985) and a BSc.(Hons) in Geography (University of Hull, 1984). She is currently a member of Scottish Higher Education Learning Developers (ScotHELD), the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) and Dyslexia Scotland.