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Teaching Experience

Contact details

Emma Parfitt

Sociology Department

Ramphal Building

Univeristy of Warwick



E dot L dot Parfitt at warwick dot ac dot uk


MA English Literature, St Andrews University

Honours Degree, Environmental Science and Plant Biology, St Andrews University

Teaching Experience

‘PhD Research, Creativity, and Managing Risk: Creativity and Research’ (Sept. 2014)
Designed an undergraduate workshop demonstrating how to overcome challenges and manage informed risks during the research process for the Warwick Skills Enterprise Scheme.

‘Storytelling toolkit’ (July 2014)
Designed Storytelling workshops in collaboration with Julie Gallimore, Warwick independent career consultant. The workshops were tailored towards postgraduates using storytelling to support and inspire students to improve their CVs by producing creative examples for compentency based interviews.

Technological Skills Workshops (2013-present)
Assisting and running workshops to groups of approximately 15 undergraduates on technological skills such as Presi, iMovie, NVivo, and Screenflow, and presentation software that will be of advantage to them at the start of their careers. For example the Making History module, a first year core module involving research skills to support the presentation and dissemination of research to academic and non-academic audiences.

Creative Writing Workshop (2012)
Designed and implemented a workshop for the Cornish Culture and Identity Summer Programme, University of Exeter. This involved teaching ten participants of various ages from the local community about the different writing techniques of a number of authors who captured a sense of place.

Writing, Nature and Place Module (2012)
Planned and implemented one lesson for 11 literature undergraduates at Exeter University. Assisted Professor Sarah Moss in academic seminars. This involved analytical discussion of novels and writing technique, combined with practical exercises and feedback.

Childcare Project and teaching assistant (2008)
Worked on a voluntary basis in a local child care centre in Dharamsala, India, for the charity Cross Cultural Solutions. Created a safe, hygienic and positive learning environment for children to play and learn, play games and develop arts activities designed to enhance motor skills and encourage creativity. Organised activities and English practice, and also assisted the teacher in other activities like the student picnic.

Huntercombe Hospital (2008)
Planned and implimented Creative Writing Workshops at Huntercombe Hospital, a clinic for young adolescent girls with mental and eating disorders

Scottish Widows (2008)
Planned and implemented Creative Writing Workshops as part of an Arts at Work initiative. Taught groups of 6-8 employees creative writing techniques, through the examination of examples and practical exercises.