Your (English) Career Calendar: To Dos for October

Your (English) Career Calendar: To Dos for October

Welcome to our brand new monthly featurette (now that's a neglected word) to keep you, wonderful LJMU English student, aware of all the Careers support available to you. Ah, autumn - season of mists and ... well, UCAS. This month is an important one for budding teachers, or those thinking about teaching as a potential option. You can find out more about the various graduate teacher training schemes with the brilliant LJMU ‘Train to Teach’ event, which takes place this year on the 12th October. For all the details, click here. If you have already decided on a teaching career then UCAS Teacher Training has just published the new Search date - 11 October 2016! This is the big moment when the search tool goes live, and will allow you to find training programmes starting in 2017. The first opportunity to make your selection - 'Apply 1' - is currently scheduled for 18th October 2016, although this may change, so keep checking the UCAS website here....
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Working in the USA: Lizzie Offiler

Working in the USA: Lizzie Offiler

Lizzie Offiler was one of around 40 students who chose to take LJMU English's Working in the USA module in her second year with us. Here's her account of her experiences working and living in America this summer. On Friday 13th May 2016, I flew out to Boston Logan International Airport to begin my travels in America. I was greeted by my Aunt who I was to stay with for the entirety of the time I was working there. I have a lot of family in America and as a result, I have been over to visit my family more times than I can remember, but working there enlightened me to an entirely different experience to what I have been used to in the past. I worked at two placements whilst in America, the first in an elementary school, which is the same age group as primary school. My second placement was in the following high school, that the children in the elementary school will...
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‘Doping in Sports’ – Teaching Experience

‘Doping in Sports’ – Teaching Experience

On 12th July 2016 a 'Doping in Sports' Conference was held in LJMU's Tom Reilly Building. This was part of a much larger project with LJMU's Endocrinology department, as well as the British Endocrine Society. This was my experience of our English-related part... Teaching is something I am considering doing in the future - that's why I took the Teaching 'strand' of the English Work Experience module during my second year. So, when I received an email from lecturer Dr Kate Walchester asking if I would be interested in a little bit more experience I jumped at the opportunity. However, as I settled and re-read the details (after confirming my desire to help out) I reeled at the title: Doping in Sports. Sports? As an elegantly sedentary literature student, sport, in general, is a long way down my list of thoughts for the day, in fact I think I go months without willingly thinking about sports at all. Yet, this was experience...
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Teaching the British 1950s in China, 2015

Teaching the British 1950s in China, 2015

Each year, Shanghai University run an 'International Semester' in June, when students completing their first year of study have the chance to pick short courses across a range of disciplines that are designed and taught by academics from outside China. In June this year, I was lucky enough to be one of those 60 or so teachers myself, and offered a course based upon material both from my last book, Good, Brave Causes: Literature of the 1950s, and my experience on teaching one of LJMU English's first year modules, Literature in Context. I stayed on campus - which, as SU has just under 40,000 students, is like a town within the city, with canteens, sports facilities, and supermarkets, and dormitories sleeping four undergraduates to a room. My class consisted of 32 students studying a wide variety of subjects, from engineering to... well, English. Though all of the students had studied the English language since primary school, not all of them had practice in...
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LJMU English Lecturer to Teach in China

LJMU English Lecturer to Teach in China

LJMU English's Alice Ferrebe is leaving for China this week, to teach a short course based upon her research specialism to students at Shanghai University, as part of their International Term. Undergraduates at SU study for a total of four years, and in the third term of their first year, they are able to select a range of modules designed and taught by academics from abroad. Alice will be teaching a literature module focussed upon the representation of youth in post-Second World War British writing, which will draw upon material used in LJMU English's Level 4 'Literature in Context' course. Alice said, 'I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Chinese Literature department at Shanghai University last year, and ever since then I've been wondering what it would be like to teach British culture and literature to Chinese students. I've become obsessed with the idea of finding out what students from such a different background might make of Alan Sillitoe's short story...
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Dr Emily Cuming

Teaching I began working at Liverpool John Moores University in 2017. Before this, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds for three years, during which time I taught undergraduate and MA courses in Victorian and Modern literature. Prior to that I lived in the US for seven years where I taught at a number of liberal arts colleges in Southern California, including a role as Visiting Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Humanities at Scripps College in Claremont. I received my PhD from the University of Manchester. At LJMU, I currently teach the following courses: Digital Victorians: Investigating the Victorians in the 21st Century (Level 4) Literature in Context: Britain in the 1950s (Level 4) Our House: The Representation of Domestic Space in Contemporary Culture (Level 6) Research My main research interests are in representations of domestic, urban and maritime space; cultural histories of housing from the nineteenth century to the present; the historical relations between narrative form, autobiography and the writing of...
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