I run workshops for undergraduate and postgraduate students on academic skills, including all aspects of the writing process.
From May 2018: Academic Skills Consultant at the Careers and Employability Centre, University of Sussex, working in partnership with academic staff and students to design and deliver innovative and dynamic academic skills activities for the university.
October 2013 to May 2018: Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellow, working at the Careers and Employability Centre, University of Sussex, running academic skills workshops undergraduates and postgraduates on all aspects of the writing process. The workshops include planning and structuring; how to think, read and write critically; developing an argument; incorporating sources; editing; and improving academic style.
October 2013 to May 2014: Writing Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund at Southampton University, helping students to improve their writing skills
October 2013 to May 2014: Writing Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund at Southampton University (role as above)
May 2012 to April 2013: Advisory Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund, mentoring new Writing Fellows posted to universities to help students to improve their writing skills
Sept 2011 to May 2012: Writing Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund at Chichester University (role as above)
2011: Cover teacher for the Friends Centre, Brighton, offering English classes from Entry 1 to Level 2
2008 to 2010: Writing Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund at Sussex University Around one-third of the students were international students who required assistance with their English language skills as well as their writing.
2000-01: Teaching at CLIC International House in Seville teaching English to adults and children; cover teacher of French; one-to-classes
I am available for author visits to primary schools in the south-east of England. See http://www.fcbg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/formattedNFauthorlist.pdf
January 2015 – present; 2006 to 2008: Teacher of English to migrants and refugees on a voluntary basis at the Migrant English Project in Brighton
September 2015 – present: Story mentor with Little Green Pig, Brighton, helping children with their writing at story-making workshops
In 2014 I qualified as a Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellow, accredited by the Royal Literary Fund.
I have a Trinity Certificate in TESOL (Distinction), awarded in 2000.