Who are you?
I am working as an Academic Practice Tutor for Applied Biosciences Degree program at CU Coventry. Before joining CU Coventry, I completed my PhD from Warwick University. The focus of my doctoral research was to see how religion manifests in the leadership of Muslim headteachers of Pakistani origin. It was a comparative study between Muslim headteachers in Pakistan and England. I published a chapter in an Educational Leadership book in 2018 and currently working on another journal publication.
Something else more personal about yourself?
I migrated from Lahore, Pakistan to do my PhD at Warwick University. It was a life-changing 4 years of my life as I researched an area for which I was very passionate about, i.e. religion. While the doctoral research helped me develop me as a researcher, it also polished my skills of providing academic support to students for their dissertations. I discovered these skills only when I worked as an Academic Writing Mentor at Warwick University for three consecutive years. Hence, soon after completing my PhD, I landed in my current job as an Academic Practice Tutor.
Reflecting on my past 7 years in England, I can say one thing with determination: there is no such thing as impossible; even the word impossible reads as I M POSSIBLE!
Something you have learnt recently?
Something you would like to learn over the next few weeks or months?
Following the paradigm shift created by COVID-19, whereby adapting to online and blended learning is not just important but essential, I am interested in exploring new e-learning methodologies. In particular, I am keen to learn how to use technology to design effective collaborative learning while making teaching and learning more meaningful and valuable for our students.
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