Sally-Anne Brown known as Sally-Anne
BA Hons Creative and Professional Writing
I came to Glamorgan as a mature student to study Creative and Professional Writing and was thrilled to acheive a first. As a result of my participation in the Journalism module I found myself freelancing for the Glamorgan Gem, covering everything from council meetings to open days and charity award events. Great fun but long hours for rather low pay, so I went on to do a PGCE which, through my placement again, offered me the opportunity to work as a relief tutor in Bridgend College teaching child care, and taking some community classes. This is where I learnt that I enjoy helping students with their writing/study skills, so when I saw my current position offered I just knew it had my name on it. And here I am, back at Glamorgan where it all began for me!
Two years teaching in FE and community programmmes whilst studying PGCE and four years here at Glamorgan as a study skills tutor with EDiC.
My work as a study skills tutor involves teaching students the skills they need to prepare and present their work to an appropriate academic standard – i.e. skills such as referencing, academic writing, analysis and evaluation and report/dissertation writing. One-to-one tutorials are the bedrock of my role; advising on, and supporting the development of students’ study skills. Other aspects of my role include taking part in induction events, presenting sessions for EDiCs Study Right series of workshops, giving study skill sessions to cohorts of students on request and developing resources such as handouts and worksheets to support independent learning. I also write the weekly team newsletter and prepare articles for the LCSS newsletter.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
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