Work / CV
I work as a Computing Lecturer for Grwp Llandrillo Menai, one of the largest Further Education colleges in the UK.
I mainly teach on Higher Education and Professional courses specialising in:
- PC Hardware
- Computer Networking
- Web Development
Grwp Llandrillo-Menai (2001 - present)
Full-time lecturing role specialising in:
- PC hardware & systems
- Computer networking
- Web development
- Work Based Projects
HE Programme Leader
This role is additional to teaching duties and involves for coordination of Foundation Degrees and BSc Honours degrees in Computing (Software Development & Networking routes). The role includes:
- Tutorial (pastoral) support
- Day-to-day coordination
- Liaison with validating university
Member of Research & Scholarship group / Joint Editor of Insight Journal
This role is additional to teaching duties. The Research & Scholarship group's aim is to promote and support scholarly activity across the organisation. We produce a yearly scholarly journal to provide staff and students with an entry point into publishing academic articles.
Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Networking
Comprised four modules T824 Routing (ROUTE), T828 Network Security (CCNA Security), T826 Multilayer Switching (SWITCH) and T827 Optimising Networks (TSHOOT).
Post-Graduate Certificate of Education
University of Newport
Completed July 2004
PGCE Post Compulsory Education
Other qualifications / memberships
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Achieved recognition as Fellow in November 2011.
Cisco Networking Academy Certified Trainer
Training on Cisco Certified courses since 2002
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
Passed Microsoft 98-366 MTA Networking Fundamentals exam January 2012
Passed CompTIA A+ exam December 2006
City & Guilds
Fujikura (Wiltshire, UK)
Optical Fibre Installation and Testing (Single-mode & Multimode) course completed August 2001.
BA (Hons) European Business Administration (2.1)
Diplome d'Etudes Superieures Européennes de Management
Middlesex University (London, UK) / Centre d'Etudes Superieures Européennes de Management (Reims, France)
Four year honours degree programme completed 1979-83.
Lived and studied in France for years 1 & 2.
Years 3 & 4 completed in UK
Thin sandwich course included two six-month industrial placements
Austin Taylor Communications (1989 - 2001)
- Marketing specifications
- Liasing with Development Department on new products
- Supporting Sales Team with distributor training
- Promotional activities including PR & exhibitions
- Sales Office Administration
Nomad Structures (1989)
PA to Managing Director
Temporary position reporting to MD. Responsible for production schedule and other administrative duties.
Dellfield Digital (1984 - 1988)
First employment after graduation with company designing and manufacturing digital phone systems.
Job role included producing product specifications and liaising with development teams during development and test process. Supported sales managers in delivering training to potential distributors.
Normanhurst Boys High School (Sydney, Australia)
Higher School Certificate
A level equivalent completed 1978
O level equivalent completed 1976