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Name:

Lisa Sheppy

Teaching on:

Pre-Master’s Art and Design

Professional qualifications:

BA (Hons) Fine Art
MA Multi-disciplinary Print Making

Nationality:

British

Professional background:

My career began as a professional artist before working as an artist in residence at a school. I’ve lectured at various colleges and also set up a Foundation Art course at a boarding school. Alongside teaching I have my own studio, where I work with glass and print, and I still receive commissions for sculptural pieces.

Greatest career achievement to date:

Being a prize-winning artist and exhibiting at the Mansion House in London. I’ve also recently been selected for the British Glass Biennale Exhibition.

Teaching style:

I encourage creative freedom within a structured environment. I’m committed to each student’s individual creative development – there’s no all doing the same thing!

Related programmes at BCUIC:

Postgraduate pathway in Art and Design

Name:

Karen Parker

Teaching on:

Foundation, First Year and Pre-Master’s Law

Professional qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Chemistry
Practising Barrister at Law

Nationality:

British, but born in Brazil and grew up in Hong Kong

Professional background:

I qualified as a nurse after leaving school, and then studied Science at university before working for 15 years as an industrial chemist. I then did a conversion course to become a barrister. I had tenancy in chambers in Portsmouth between 2004 and 2013 and became a direct access barrister in 2013.

Greatest career achievement to date:

Becoming a practising barrister!

Teaching style:

I tell students about the real cases I’ve worked on, so it’s a living subject – not a textbook one. I guide the students to research current cases for themselves and support them to develop their own legal skillset.

Related programmes at BCUIC:

Undergraduate pathway in Law
Postgraduate pathway in Law

Name:

John Reynolds

Teaching on:

Foundation, First Year and Pre-Master’s Business and Management

Professional qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Economics & Geography
MBA

Nationality:

British

Professional background:

I’ve been a Wolverhampton City Councillor since 1998, and am a Cabinet Member for City Economy. I taught teacher training for 10 years and have lectured in Business and Economics for over 20 years.

Greatest career achievement to date:

My involvement in securing the Jaguar Land Rover engine plant for Wolverhampton.

Teaching style:

Informative, informal and interactive. I try to use real-life examples where possible as a basis for discussion, and I encourage students to volunteer their own ideas.

Related programmes at BCUIC:

Undergraduate pathway in Business and Management
Postgraduate pathway in Business
Postgraduate pathway in Management

Name:

Bismark Bediako

Teaching on:

Foundation, First Year and Pre-Master’s Engineering, Technology and Built Environment

Professional qualifications:

BEd (Hons) Science
MSc Banking & Finance
Associate Fellow, soon to be a Teaching Fellow

Nationality:

Ghanaian

Professional background:

I’ve been teaching for 15 years, with my specialist subjects being maths and physics. I’ve lectured at various universities throughout my career.

Greatest career achievement to date:

When I worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton.

Teaching style:

Interactive and collaborative. I encourage students to share their ideas with each other.

Related programmes at BCUIC:

Undergraduate pathway in Engineering
Undergraduate pathway in Technology
Undergraduate pathway in Built Environment
Postgraduate pathway in Engineering, Technology and Built Environment