Yuwei L.

 
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About me

Yuwei L.
Sociology
Sociology
Research Postgraduate
Wentworth
2004
Taiwan

My employment

United Kingdom

More about Yuwei

BAME student
Mature student

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What I do

I'm Course Leader for BA (Hons) Media & Communications and BA (Hons) Media & Creative Writing at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham. My remits include administration (ensuring the courses are run smoothly and of quality and of standard), teaching (I teach media and communication theory, cultural theory, project management, research methods, and supervise students dissertations), and research and community engagement (including speak on the University Open Days).

Skills I use and how I developed them

Communication skills in all forms are essential. Practice makes perfect. Organisation skills are also important being in an administrative position. Influencing and leadership skills are increasing important for a managerial position that I'm having.

What I like most

Research.

What I like least

Administration.

What surprised me most

How interdisciplinary my academic career has been.

How I looked for work

jobs.ac.uk

How I found out about the job

Online jobs board

The recruitment process

Standard academic appointment procedure: complete a job application, attend an interview, and get appointed (or disappointed).

My career history

See ylin.org

What has helped my career to progress

Networking and hard work (building up your CV, have a strong publication and grant bidding profile, gaining teaching and administration experience)

Courses taken since graduation

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Academic Practices

How my studies have helped my career

To gain perspectives and to be able to conduct world class sociological research

Where I hope to be in 5 years

Continue to enjoy being an academic.

My advice to students considering work

Be open minded about opportunities.

My advice about working in my industry

Collaboration.

Contacting me

@mediaUCA

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