Preparation for HEMeet the Team

Course Overview

So much more than teaching.

Our team doesn’t just inform – they inspire with memorable, groundbreaking courses.

Tim Edgar

Course Leader

Tim Edgar is the Head of School for Preparation for Higher Education at AUB, and has 20 years of experience in Further and Higher Education. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and an MA in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales. He is also a Lead External Moderator for the UAL Foundation Diploma.

His Photographic work has been published in a number of journals, and he has published 2 bookworks, “Rookery” and “Insect Theatre”.

Tim will be leading the course for 2014/15 and co-ordinating an exciting range of staff to deliver the programme.

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Rachael Williams

Lecturer teaching on the IADM core course

Rachael graduated with a first class honours degree in Contemporary Craft from MMU specialising in textiles, ceramics and metals. She has worked and exhibited as a maker, her current practice is informed by her interests in form, process and print and explores repair. Rachael has taught at a number of local colleges and has lectured at AUB since 2002, where she is currently lecturing on the Foundation Diploma in Art, Design, Media & English.

Rachael has vast experience of running community and young people’s workshops in schools, galleries and museums. She is delivering the current programme of workshops for the AUB Gallery and Widening Participation. Rachael works as an Arts Facilitator with the Arts and Wellbeing charity hArt. She has recently co-facilitated a successful project, funded by National Mind, for sufferers of depression and anxiety. Rachael is currently co-delivering an Arts and Wellbeing programme in collaboration with the New Forest National Park Authority.

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Demeter Dykes

Lecturer teaching on the IADM core course

Demeter studied for a BA(Hons) in Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art and a HND in Printmaking. Her practice involves combining many aspects of printmaking processes with three-dimensional elements, investigating the nature of paper, form, metaphysical notions and poetics.

She has worked within Adult Education and Family Learning in Dorset, leading a variety of art workshops and has also developed and delivered workshops for Dorset schools in collaboration with the Widening Participation team at AUB and Walford Mill education programme.

She is now a lecturer on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

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Lauren Forster

Lecturer teaching on the IADM core course

Lauren Forster joined the AUB as a Visiting Lecturer in 2008 before becoming an Associate Lecturer in Photography & Lens Based Media in 2015. Her work addresses sociological issues and is predominantly concerned with the human condition. She has exhibited work at The New York Photo Festival, The AOP Gallery, The Guardian and Observer Archive and Visitor Centre and The Candid Art’s Trust, as well as being a finalist for both The Observer Hodge Award and The Nikon Discovery award.

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Deirdre Mckenna

EAP Lecturer teaching on the English plus students

Deirdre’s teaching career began in 2003 in South Korea, working with young learners in Ulsan City. She then worked in Ansan, South Korea for a government run scheme from 2005 to 2009, teaching a variety of learners including members of the Korean military, college students and trainee teachers. Relocating to Berlin, Germany, Deirdre moved into ESP, teaching Business English for two years to large corporations including Deutsche Telekom. Further specialising in the field of ESP, Deirdre worked as an EAP tutor for Newcastle University in 2012.

The following year, she joined the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China (UNNC), also as an EAP tutor. While working at UNNC, she taught modules including Introduction to Analytical Thought, Academic Oral Presentations, and Reading and Writing in Academic Contexts. In addition to teaching, Deirdre is experienced in curriculum development and design. For example, she led the curriculum development team for Gyeonngi English Village, South Korea, creating lessons, materials and workbooks for all student levels. She was also appointed as the Strand Leader for the English for Architecture component for the University of Nottingham, which involved leading a team of teachers, course design and materials publication.

In January 2015 Deirdre joined the Arts University Bournemouth as an EAP Lecturer where she delivers classes on EAP skills and language development.

David Munn

EAP Lecturer teaching on the English plus students

David began his teaching career in Spain in 2002, where he taught general and business English. Since then he has worked in Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Kuwait, China and the UK.

After completing a diploma in English Language Teaching and MA in TESOL in 2010 he has focused his teaching career on English for Academic Purposes.

David currently works with International Students at AUB, assisting them with their academic course assignments and language development.