I teach and have taught in various setting in the past for the joy of seeing students develop and become confident in their elected field: I enjoy being part of and observing students as their lives change through knowledge and understanding.
Watching how students grow and advance once in employment is a delight, having them willing to come back and visit us at MMU to talk to the undergraduates fills me with pride.
If at first you don't succeeed try harder, the harder you work the more success you will have.
I will teach you in a variety of ways from a democratic environment for learning, share ideas, discuss and eventually you will be skillful and knowledgeable.
My role has developed and grown over the two years I have been at MMU, as I have worked within the food industry in a variety of roles, therefore I am able to give specialised information on industry standards for employment to the Nutritional Science students following my experience within food manufacturing and having a BSc in Food and Nutrition and currently studying an MA in Education.
My current role incorporates lecturing and supporting undergraduates Nutritional Science and Sports and Exercise Nutrition students alongside postgraduate Food innovation, Nutrition and Health students, in their search for placements/ internships, graduate and postgraduate roles. I have developed specific drop-ins to target CV, Interviews and assessment centres. I hold mock interview sessions and any support our students require before or after interviews. This enhances the development of their employability and vocational skills.
My employment past is varied as I have been employed in a range of positions from leading a brigade in a large kitchen through to working within new product development in food manufacturing. Alongside having a BSc in Food and Nutrition, these experiences have established my skills both, working and managing people and being able to project manage tasks with efficiency.
Having taught at an FE college for many years in vocational training and teaching across a full curriculum and becoming the curriulum lead was a fabulous experience. This role included providing students with pastoral and employability support as part of the curriculum.
I feel developing and maintaining industry contacts for students to take advantage of work based learning and placements is something I feel strongly in supporting and providing the skills for students to succeed.