Since 1997, I have worked as both teacher and teacher trainer at HE institutions in Pakistan (National College of Business Administration & Economics), Oman (Polyglot Institute LLC) and the UK (University of Warwick & University of Birmingham). Currently, at the UoB, in addition to my responsibilities in EISU, I work as an Online Distance Learning (ODL) TEFL Tutor with the English Language & Applied Linguistics (ELAL) Division.
Prior to this, my professional career began as a journalist at the age of 19. Soon after, I was appointed by The Frontier Post daily newspaper to work as sub-editor of their weekend magazine. After that, I worked as copywriter with Genesis Productions; voiceover artist with a number of independent production houses, including Telesman; business report writer with Mischievous Marketing Ltd; corporate trainer at NetSol Omni Ltd (training arm of Nestol Technologies Ltd, a NASDAQ company); and senior news anchor at Business Plus, satellite TV channel. I was also the lead actor in a short-short film, The Work of Art, made for the Warwick Shootout Competition. More recently, I was engaged by Masaryk University in the Czech Republic for online teaching and publication projects.
Scholarships and awards
- Hornby Education Trust Scholarship to study on the MA in ELT for Specific Purposes programme at the University of Warwick
- PCBA Director's Scholarship for scoring distinctions in the MBA degree programme at the University of Central Punjab