In September I started as a full-time lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in Publishing Media, 2 weeks before the start of the semester.

Safe to say it’s been a month of frantic weekends, mad dashes to the library and ‘Is this going to work…?’ moments. Now three weeks into the semester, I feel like I’m finding my feet while still barely keeping on top of the daily demands of academic life. My main focus has been planning and delivering effective classes that challenge student’s perceptions, light up their imagination and help them create something new and inspiring. I do miss the energy of the city, the opportunities London brings, and the people that come along with that. I miss welcoming new students on campus at General Assembly, organising meetups for London freelancers, and telling stories at the StorySLAM.

In saying that, I’m excited about starting a new chapter, and thankful to be offered such an amazing opportunity to contribute higher education.

October 2018, Oxford