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Adam Devine

Academic Skills Advisor

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Adam Devine

Academic Skills Advisor

Academic Development Team


My role is focused on providing opportunities for all members of our university community to improve their academic skills. I have previously worked at the University of Suffolk as a Lecturer, and coordinated a peer support scheme. Before this, I worked at the University of Warwick, and IT companies such as Cisco Systems Inc and Apple Inc.

Currently, I facilitate sessions such as:

  • Individual appointments (in person/Skype).
  • In course skills sessions (predominately with the School of Health and Sports Sciences)
  • Functional Skills English L2.
  • General skills workshops (L3 - L7).

I have longstanding research interests in education, cultural studies, and biopolitics. My teaching has been inspired by theories advocated by writers such as Freire, Ranciere, and Hook. I see my current role as someone who advocates inclusivity, action learning, self-efficacy.

Academic qualifications:

  • PgC Perspectives of Dyslexia and Literacy, British Dyslexia Association (to be completed March 2021) 
  • PgC Academic Practice, University of Suffolk.
  • MA Social Research, University of Warwick.
  • BA (Hons) Sociology with Specialism in Social Policy (with Intercalated Year Abroad, Charles University, Czech Republic), University of Warwick.

Professional Memberships:

  • Certified Practitioner of Learning Development (CeP): Association for Learning Development in Higher Education.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy: AdvanceHE.
  • PATOSS member.
  • European Centre for SI-PASS: PASS Supervisor Training.
  • NCFE Assessor.
  • NCFE Internal Quality Assurance.
Interests Outside of University of Suffolk
  • Playing the piano and listening to music.
  • Traveling and languages.
  • Reading.
  • Running.
  • Eurovision.