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Adam Devine

Academic Skills Advisor

Learning Services

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Adam Devine

Email: a.devine@uos.ac.uk

Phone: 01473 338404

Twitter: @ajfdevine

My role is focused on providing opportunities for all members of our university community to improve their academic skills. I have previously worked at the University of Suffolk as a Lecturer, and coordinated a peer support scheme. Before this, I worked at the University of Warwick, and IT companies such as Cisco Systems Inc and Apple Inc.

Currently, I facilitate sessions such as:

  • Individual appointments (in person/Skype).
  • In course skills sessions (predominately with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Creative Technologies, Science and Design)
  • Functional Skills.
  • General skills workshops (L3 - L7).

My role also has managerial responsibility for the Study Skills and Peer Assisted Student Success (PASS) coordinator.

I have longstanding research interests in education, cultural studies, and biopolitics. My teaching has been inspired by theories advocated by writers such as Freire, Ranciere, and Hook. I see my current role as someone who advocates inclusivity, action learning, self-efficacy. 

Academic qualifications:

PG Cert Academic Practice, University of Suffolk.

MA Social Research, University of Warwick.

BA (Hons) Sociology with Specialism in Social Policy (with Intercalated Year Abroad in Charles University, Czech Republic), University of Warwick.

 

Professional Qualifications:

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, University of Greenwich.

ITILv3 Foundation.

European Centre for SI-PASS, University of Lund: PASS Supervisor Training.

 

Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Interests outside the University of Suffolk:

  • Playing the piano and endlessly listening to music.
  • Traveling and languages.
  • Novels and non-fiction.
  • Eurovision.