Mrs Laura Barnett
Student Learning Advisor
Qualifications: BA (Hons), FHEA
Phone: Work: 01483 68 4170
Room no: 02 LB 03
BiographyLaura Barnett is a Student Learning Adviser in SPLASH Learning Development team. As part of her role she supports students from Widening Participation backgrounds to support these students with their transition through university so that they can progress and be successful in their HE experiences. In addition to this role, Laura is also a Teaching Fellow for the Department of Higher Education at the University. Laura is currently in the final stages of completing her Doctorate in the field of Cultural Studies, focusing upon young people and alcohol. In the past, Laura has taught at the University of Roehampton in student Learning Development and has also acted as a Module Tutor at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Widening Participation and student transition
Inclusivity and diversity in learning and teaching
Self-efficacy of learners and teachers
Youth Studies, Sociology, Alcohol Studies
PublicationsBarnett, L. (due 2018) Learning Development. In Kinchin, I.M. and Winstone, N.E. (Eds.) Exploring pedagogic frailty and resilience: Case studies of academic narrative. Rotterdam, Sense Publishers.
Blackman, S., Doherty, L., and McPherson, R. (2015) Normalisation of Hedonism? Challenging convergence culture through ethnographic studies of alcohol consumption by young adults - a feminist exploration. In Staddon, P. (Ed.) Women and Alcohol: Social Perspectives. Bristol: Policy Press.
TeachingIn her role as a Student Learning Adviser in SPLASH, Laura teaches UG and PGT students from all disciplines through open-access and embedded workshops, and also provides 1:1 support for students.
In her role as Teaching Fellow for the Department of Higher Education, Laura has responsibility in supporting the teaching activities on the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching programme, and is currently developing Continued Professional Development (CPD) sessions for the Department in both face-to-face and online context