Clare Williams

 

EAP1, UG & BFA Presessional Senior Coordinator and Tutor

Clare Williams

Contact details

EISU, Priorsfield
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Currently, I have responsibilities on the year round presessional courses for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate (research) students. This includes specialised courses for Economics and Engineering students. I also deputise for the course director.

Qualifications

  • Institute of Leadership & Management: Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (pending) leading to membership of the University of Birmingham Coaching Academy
  • DELTA
  • PGCE in Adult Learning
  • LCC Certificate for Teachers of Business English
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • BA Geography (Hons)
  • PG Diploma in Management Studies
  • PG Diploma in Marketing
  • Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Biography

I have worked for EISU since 2005 on a variety of programmes including Birmingham International Business Communications, the Chevening Scholars programme as well as insessional courses, the BME, and currently EAP1 and EAP (UG). 

Prior to this I lived and worked in Sydney for several years teaching and managing courses for international students at university level.

My first career was in advertising and PR at a London based agency where I worked on a number of accounts including the Corporation of London, Barings Bank and BUPA, specifically in relation to corporate image.

On returning from Australia I initially worked for three years in a secondary school.  During this time I researched and wrote the business plan as part of a successful bid for one million pounds of National Lottery funding to build a Sports Centre at the school.

For several years I have also been an Associate Lecturer with the Open University on their management programme.

Teaching

I teach or have taught on the following programmes:

  • EAP1
  • EAP(UG)
  • BFA Presessional
  • BME
  • Insessional
  • Chevening Scholars
  • Birmingham International Business Communications

I have also delivered training workshops for teachers.

Other activities

My main professional interests include developing newcourses, curriculum and materials development, teacher development andmaximising the student experience.

I have been responsible for or involved in developing thefollowing in-house materials:

  • Engineering Reading Handbook (2012) EISU, UoB
  • Economics Reading Handbook (2012) EISU, UoB
  • Academic Writing Guide (2011) EISU, UoB
  • BME Project Guidelines (2010) EISU, UoB
  • BME Booster Week: Organising a Conference (2010) EISU, UoB
  • BME Booster Week: Poster Presentation (2010) EISU, UoB

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