Julia Ault CertED (QTS), BSc, AFHEA
Skills for the Workplace Outreach Lecturer and Digital Skills Adviser
Tel: +44 (0) 7977 481 608
I have been employed by the university as a Lecturer and Digital Skills Adviser on the flexible, full-time Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education Skills for the Workplace Outreach program - taught at a range of venues in the community over evenings and weekends - since October 2012.
A significant aspect of this role is to provide on-going, hands-on practical and emotional support and encouragement to the range of student cohorts - both face to face and online.
The classes attract mainly mature students returning to learning after some time. These students require specialised study support and teaching methods to build their confidence and help them acquire new skills to progress in the modern workplace.
I am passionate about empowerment for ALL (regardless of age, gender, previous experience, level of formal education etc.) using flexible, blended learning methods - including making full use of technology and social media - to enhance life skills and improve employability.
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
I currently teach on the following Level 4 modules in the Skills for the Workplace Outreach Program.
- Academic and Employability Skills
- Professional Career Development
- Effective Team Working and Communication
- Digital Skills and Research Methods
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Managing Enterprise in the 21st Century
All of the teaching is project-based, linking theory with practice and ensuring that each module is contextualised within real workplace situations and challenges.
I am always striving to devise and promote innovative methods (including greater use of mobile technologies) to cascade these abilities and skills throughout the workplace.
- SWWHEP Project 2008 -2010
- GWELLA HEA Project 2008- 2011
- Digital Literacy
- Effective use of Social media in the Workplace and in Education
- Using Twitter as your online Personal Learning Network
As a pro-active member of an online Personal Learning Network, I contribute to the sharing of knowledge, information and educational best practice on local, national and global stages. This network has provided a sustainable and enriching personal experience (both on and offline) which I believe has also considerably enhanced the quality of my own teaching and research.