Event for new and aspiring lecturers

Life and work in academia: event for new and aspiring lecturers in languages, linguistics and area studies

Thursday 12 April, Aston University, Birmingham

Fee:       £80 ( publicly funded UK educational institutions)

£100 (private institutions/organisations and non-UK institutions)

Description: Aimed at early career teaching staff in languages, linguistics and area studies, this workshop aims to complement ‘generic’ Postgraduate Certificate courses offered by institutions. The workshop will also be useful for experienced staff who are new to the UK and finishing and recent PhD students seeking academic employment.

The event will take a holistic and long term examination of the academic career and will include discussions of:

  • managing an academic career
  • career promotion and progression (for both fixed-term and permanent staff)
  • good practice in e-learning
  • assessment of student learning and feedback


Event facilitators:

Dr Marie-Annick Gournet, University of the West of England, Bristol

Dr John Canning and Kate Borthwick, LLAS, University of Southampton

Dr Carolin Esser-Miles, University of Winchester

Dr Marina Orsini-Jones, Coventry University


A programme of the workshop is available here.

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