Tina Richardson

Senior Lecturer

School of Life Sciences and Education

I have almost 30 years teaching experience in schools, further and higher education.

Academic qualifications

  • Education Doctorate due to be completed in 2017 – Researching metacognitive reading strategies in adult Functional Skills classes
  • MSc Computing
  • Coaching and Mentoring (M level 30 credits)
  • Certificates in Training the Trainers (Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL at Level 5)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • City and Guilds 7307 Further and Adult Education (Stages 1 and 2)
  • City and Guilds 9281 initial Certificates in Teaching Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL
  • BA (Hons) English and History

Expertise

I have extensive expertise of working in the secondary and post compulsory sector as well as experience of teaching in Greece and China. I am also an external examiner for PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) courses.

Research interests

My research interests include how reading skills are taught in Functional Skills (English) classes in Post Compulsory Education and Training.

Enterprise and commercial interests

I have led and been a team member on securing UK and international partnerships in education.

Teaching

PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET), Postgraduate Certificate in International Education (PGCiE) and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (PgCHPE).

Publications

Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Murray, S., Richardson, T. and Hall, F. (due out 2016) A Concise Guide to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Murray, S. and Richardson, T. (2015) A Complete Guide to level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (F.E. and Skills Sector), 2nd Edition, Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Murray, S. and Richardson, T. (2014) A Complete Guide to level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (F.E. and Skills Sector), Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Murray, S. and Richardson, T. (2013) A Complete Guide to level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (F.E. and Skills Sector), Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Gay, S. and Richardson, T. (2013) Using e-Books and e-Readers for Adult Learning
With a Focus on Adult Literacy
, Leicester: NIACE.

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020