More about Yuwei
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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
What I like least
What surprised me most
How interdisciplinary my academic career has been.
My career history
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