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Cindy Becker

I am the Director of the Arts and Humanities Foundation Year and I also teach in the Department of English Literature.

Areas of interest

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have been awarded a University of Reading Teaching Fellowship.

I am an enthusiastic member of several University Communities of Practice: University Teaching Fellows, Technology Enhanced Learning, and Student Engagement Champions. I am also a member of Senate.

Teaching

I am convenor of Foundation Persuasive Writing, Part 2 Shakespeare and Part 3 Shakespeare on Film.

Awards and honours

  • 2017: RUSU Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award nominee
  • 2017: University nominee for Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship
  • 2016: Collaborative Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, University of Reading
  • 2015: University nominee for Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship
  • 2013: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2013: THE Teaching Innovator of the Year award university nominee
  • 2010-2015: RUSU Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning award nominee on three occasions
  • 2009: Reading University Teaching Fellowship
  • 2009: Centre for Career Management Skills Fellowship
  • 2007: Individual award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award, University of Reading
  • 2007: Centre for Career Management Skills Fellowship

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Member of The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.
  • Member of the Society for Education and Training.
  • Member of the Society for Research into Higher Education.

Selected publications

  • Write a Brilliant CV
  • Give Great Presentations
  • Seven Steps to a Successful Career
  • Writing Successful Reports and Dissertations
  • 14 Days to Exam Success
  • Teaching in Higher Education

Recent external conference papers and workshops

  • 2019 JISC CAN Annual Conference, paper: 'The Evolving Landscape of Staff-Student Partnership'
  • 2018 JISC CAN Annual Conference, paper: 'Why, and how, I let my students take control'
  • 2017 Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, paper: 'The pedagogical benefits of preparing our students for the professional world'
  • 2017 JISC Change Agents Network Annual conference, Exeter, paper: 'How, and why, I let my students take control'.
  • 2017 TSEP (Student Engagement Partnership) conference, London, workshop: 'Student engagement in curriculum design'.
  • 2016 RAISE (Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement) conference in Loughborough, paper: 'Engaging students in assessment criteria and learning outcomes'.
  • 2016 UKAT (United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring) conference, Southampton, paper: 'The strategic and relational differences between a personal tutor and placement mentoring'.

Publications