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Richard Copeland known as Richie

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• BA Hons English
• MA Creative Writing


I studied BA Hons English and MA Creative Writing at the University of Wales Lampeter, where I discovered a passion for writing. I have since achieved a PGCE (PCET) from Cardiff University, and subsequently taught English for Essential Skills, GCSE, A Level and Undergraduate courses. I am currently studying PhD in Creative Writing and have research interests in the following:
• The Autistic Spectrum in Higher Education
• Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD/ADD)
• Queer Theory
• Queer History
• Postmillennial Cardiff and Rural Wales
• Poetics
• Psychogeography


I have been working at the University of South Wales, as a Specialist Study Skills Tutor, since September 2014 and was appointed to a full time post in 2017. I greatly enjoy working with individual learners, from a wide range of USW courses, to adapt their approach to learning to suit their individual needs through one to one tutorial sessions, which are confidential and bespoke.


• Associate Member: Dyslexia Guild
• Member of SPECTRUM
• Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG) at Cardiff Metropolitan University

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