Widening Access Outreach
I have worked as a Development Officer in Widening Access at the University of Strathclyde since 2004. I am the FOCUS West Programme Officer for Strathclyde with overall management responsibility for the S3 and S4 elements and for the delivery of S3 College Campus Day events.
I have responsibility for the recruitment, training and appraisal of the student mentors who work on our programmes and I have a programme management role for the MDP 3 Social Responsibility module. I also manage the S@S Accelerate Modern Language Challenge.
After completing a PGCE in Secondary Education in 1996, I taught undergraduate and adult education whilst completing my MLitt (2001), after which I worked in project management and human resources in the private sector until joining the Summer Academy@Strathclyde team. During my time with the university I have worked on the acquisition, development, management and evaluation of a broad range of educational projects for young people aged 3-18. I have delivered CPD for teaching staff both nationally and internationally and co-taught an elective module for B.Ed. students on 'Challenge in Learning'. I have presented papers on the theme of Widening Access at a number of international conferences and have worked collaboratively with European partner institutions to share best practice.