I have worked for two Local Authority Youth Services – culminating in becoming Head of the Youth Service in Wigan. I then took up the role as the Director of Young Women’s Services for YWCA England and Wales before coming to Ruskin.
I have taught undergraduate Youth and Community Work programmes in Lancaster (at what is now Cumbria University) and at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have also been an Occasional Inspector of Youth Work and Connexions for OFSTED, and served on National Youth Agency’s Education and Training Standards committee overseeing the validation of the professionally qualifying courses in Youth Work in England.
I hold a PG Dip in Youth and Community Work (Manchester Metropolitan University) and an MA in Educational Studies (Manchester University). I am currently a trustee with two youth and community work agencies in Oxford.
My wide experience in the field coupled with my previous teaching experience is invaluable in the work I do at Ruskin both academically and in relation to fieldwork. I gained my postgraduate qualifications whilst also working in the youth and community field. This experience gives me valuable insight when working with students at Ruskin College.
When I saw the post at Ruskin advertised I was drawn to the priority the Youth and Community Work programme gave to anti-oppressive practice and group work. These are very important to my approach to Youth and Community Work. I was also very drawn to the college’s commitment to working with students who don’t necessarily have formal qualifications, but who do bring plenty of experience.
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