I am a University Lecturer in Media and Communications, based in London. I teach all levels, but especially university students. I teach dissertation preparation and writing style as well as journalism and digital communications. I use a wide range of teaching techniques and methods, depending on you and your individual needs. I am passionate about teaching and helping students; I am patient and willing to give my time to help students develop their skills and knowledge.
I have been teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for four years. I have taught at different universities across London over this time, all in Media and Communications Departments. I have given lectures, seminars, workshops and dissertation supervision. I have taught at different levels as well as different sized groups.
A creative, proactive researcher and associate lecturer who is looking to progress her career as an lecturer in communications. I have 4 years experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, where I have designed and convened modules. I have both research and teaching experience in the field of media and communications. In particular, I am interested in cross-cultural research and teaching; my PhD research explores the cross-cultural migrations and communications of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian artists, while I also have a teaching qualification where I focused on the subject of cross-cultural methods of teaching in Higher Education. My achievements in this area have required persistence, determination and, most particularly, good communication and written skills.
September 2012 - September 2016 PhD Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London
Pass with Revisions
Title: ‘Homes on the Move: Transborder Communities of Artistic Practice in the European Union’.
Supervisor: Prof. Marianne Franklin, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Synopsis: This ESRC-funded research explores the geographic mobilities of artist communities from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. It shows their different types of movement out from these three countries across the EU and how they then create multi-cross-cultural networks. This population requires investigation because it demonstrates a different type of migration out of Eastern Europe, compared to unskilled migrants that are mentioned frequently in the British press. These artist communities have not been researched substantially and, yet, they bring up new issues and pose interesting questions about migration, mobility and cross-cultural communications.
September 2010 - September 2011 MA Transnational Communications and Global Media, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Pass with Merit
Dissertation mark: Pass with Distinction. Title: ‘Creative Migration of Eastern European Artists: Crossing Artistic, Cultural and Territorial Boundaries’.
Elected modules: ‘Text and Image’ and ‘Public Culture and Everyday Life’.
September 2006 - July 2009 BA Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.
First Class Honours
Dissertation mark: Distinction. Title: ‘Living Spaces: Art Exhibitions as “living” spaces: An exploration into why people visit art exhibitions, the rewards and educational benefits’.
Elected modules: ‘Mass Media and Communications’, ‘Popular Culture’, ‘Cultural Agency: Theory and Practice’ ‘Film: Theory and History’, ‘Documentary Photography’.
I secured a three-year funding grant (2012-2015) from the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC). This means I have experience in applying for and securing external funding.
September 2015 – Present Visiting Lecturer, Department of Media, Culture, and Language, Roehampton University
• Delivering lectures and seminars in both theory and research modules. To both small and large cohorts from first, second, third year BA and MA level.
• Designing course lectures, seminars and workshops.
• Convening, co-convening of BA courses and lecturing on MA courses.
• Administration of VLE/Moodle page; developing and amending module page, with weekly lecture slides and seminar activities.
• Designing and managing assessments. Marking of essays, research proposals on online tests.
• Liaising with external examiners and attending exam board meetings.
• Pastoral care, including emailing and giving tutorials to students about their assessments.
• Working with other members of staff on issues to do with the running of the modules and assessments. Completing second marking and dealing with external examiner.
January 2015 – Present Associate Lecturer, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.
• Leading and designing lectures.
• Dissertation supervision. Guiding students through their research, giving them advice on planning and pacing themselves along the process of researching and writing up.
• Lesson planning: I designed seminars, including creating worksheets, debates, or topics of discussion.
• Supporting students: I have developed skills for teaching larger seminar groups (20 students) as well as smaller groups (5 students). Through this, I found different ways of communicating to students individually, in small group work, or as a whole group.
• Marking: I have marked formative and summative work, both mid-term and at the end of term. This consisted of 2000 word theoretical/personal essays. I gained an understanding of the marking system.
• Leading and giving feedback on formative presentations.
October 2015 – February 2017 Module Leader, Department of Digital Innovation and Creative Enterprise, Greenwich School of Management, London
• Preparing the curriculum and assessment for the module, including creating the assessment criteria, assignment brief, and scheme of work.
• Developing content for and maintaining the VLE moodle webpage. Making sure marking criteria is up-to-date and appropriate and making sure students and tutors have access.
• Providing student support, through extra tutorials, webinars, and email correspondence in order to communicate with students regarding readings, lecture materials, and assessment details.
• Managing other associate lecturers on the module, ensuring all were comfortable with module content, delivery, and assessment. Keep in contact with them to gain weekly feedback about how sessions were going and level of student engagement.
• Organising and distributing marking. Preparing a marking guide and holding standardisation meeting with team. Ensuring first and second marking is completed by the teaching team by the deadlines. Reviewing marking and borderline grades. Agree on feedback to students and releasing provisional marks online to students.
• Attending programme committee meetings and exam board meetings.
September 2013 – May 2016 Associate Lecturer, Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London
• Lesson planning: I designed seminars and workshops, including creating worksheets, debates, or topics of discussion.
• Teaching at both BA and MA level, adapting teaching and learning techniques accordingly.
• Supporting students: I have developed skills for teaching larger seminar groups (20 students) as well as smaller groups (7 students). Through this, I found different ways of communicating to students individually, in small group work, or as one whole group. I have learnt how to mentor students; as it is a first year BA course most students needed advice and guidance with essays throughout the course.
• Marking: I have marked formative and summative work, both mid-term and at the end of term. This consisted of 2000 word essays. I gained an understanding of the marking system and the ability to know where to place students’ work on the marking scale.
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