I am currently studying for an MA in Disability Studies, having graduated in July 2017 with a BA in Education Studies and SEN. My research interests include SEN policy and access within the education system, and I hope to continue this research within an academic role in the future. I would not be where I am without the help and support I have received from tutors and fellow students, and I hope to replicate this support in the Study Skills service. I am very much looking forward to working with students throughout the year and hopefully passing on my passion and enthusiasm for studying at university level, which can be tough, but a very rewarding experience.
I am currently studying an MRES in Sports Science, after completing my undergraduate in Sports Psychology. I hope to continue in the future to complete a PhD, adding to the current knowledge about motivation in sport, academia and the workplace. I believe everyone has the ability to complete their degree, it just takes the correct motivation and sometimes, some advice when different hurdles appear – that’s why I am a study support mentor.
Over my 3 years as an undergraduate student, I have been the course rep for Sport Psychology and student voice within the health sciences department, this has made me aware of issues with courses that students have and different ways to solve them – this paired with 10 years coaching experience has allowed me to adapt my teaching styles to enable everyone I teach to improve and better themselves. I look forward to helping students with their degree so they can achieve their best.
I’ve been at Hope since 2010 and have completed a BA and MA in English Literature here since that time. I’m currently working on my PhD which explores spatial and social transitions in eighteenth-century literature. I’ve been supporting students for a number of years and have been a note taker, transcriber, practical assistant and an exam facilitator in the past. I think that being at Hope for so long and having a lot of experience working with a variety of students on different courses means I have a good insight into how challenging university can be. I remember facing my own difficulties whilst completing my BA and MA and I hope that I can use what I’ve learnt in my own studies to help students in the future.