Ms Helen Bowstead
In-sessional Academic Manager and EFL Lecturer
English Language Centre (Academic Partnerships)
Helen Bowstead manages the English Language Centre's insessional provision, which includes credit-rated modules and a range of workshops, online courses and resources aimed at non-native speakers. She is a full-time lecturer in English for Academic Purposes and also coordinates the UoP TESOL and she is studying part-time for a PhD in Education. As part of the Learning Development team, she established the highly successful Writing Cafe in 2012. She is a trained PALS supervisor and has a strong interest in peer learning. Helen is also a Mental Health First Aider and a Wellbeing Champion.
PGCE (Post-compulsory Education and Training)
PgCTEAP (Teaching English for Academic Purposes)
Professional Certificate TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Advanced Certificate TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
BA Hons Communication Studies
Senior Fellow HEA
Developing writing confidence.
Staff serving as external examiners
External Examiner, Oxford Brookes
External Examiner, University of Exeter
Posthumanism/new materialism/post structuralism. Creative/innovative approaches to educational research. Immanent writing practices. Social justice.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Writing Development in Higher Education 16th International Conference. University of Plymouth, 27 - 29 June 2016