Department of Government, London School of Economics (2009-2010)
Department of Government, University of Essex (2007 – 2008)
Department of Government, University of Essex (2004 – 2006)
During the academic year 2009/2010 I was a Fellow in European Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Within this role I acquired considerable teaching experience which consists of giving lectures and seminars on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for a range of topics. In addition, I was responsible for teaching and organising a postgraduate course focusing on the study of political behaviour which examined elections, public opinion, and political identity. This course supported students to develop a research project and conduct empirical research on a relevant topic to the course. I was also involved in organising a qualitative methods course for MRes and MPhil/PhD students. My involvement in these two courses provided me with experience of various aspects of module development and organisation. Within this role I also gained experience of using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to deliver teaching. An online discussion application of the VLE was used to give students the opportunity to conduct online debates following lectures. I also have three years’ teaching experience on undergraduate courses in the Department of Government, University of Essex. I taught West European politics and a first-year course examining modern European history. In addition, I taught on an international relations course which incorporated a study skills component. Overall, I gained experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and of different group contexts.