Last September I started full time as a lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in Publishing Media.

May marks the end of my first academic year, where I was responsible for running four modules, and supporting another four. It has been an incredible experience, and I’m excited to see how I can apply what I have learned to improve my teaching for future years. May was a month full of marking, followed up by various other paperwork. In June I finished my application to become a teaching fellow of the university, which you can view here. Now focus is being turned to next year’s classes, especially on modules being developed for the new Media, Journalism and Publishing programme coming in September 2019. I still 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 my current progress into teaching, and thankful to be offered such an amazing opportunity to contribute to higher education.

June 2019, Oxford