Teaching & Education

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Learning Today, Success Tomorrow

One of my life commitments is to share what I have learned with aspiring journalists and media creators. I think of it as opening doors for others – releasing talent, channelling energy and building confidence.

I am proud to be associated with Nottingham Trent University as a part-time lecturer and privileged to have contributed to courses in journalism and digital media at Coventry University.

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I have also been a visiting lecturer in media law at the University of Leicester and a guest speaker at the London College of Communication.

Outside Nottingham Trent University's Business School

I am a member of the NCFE review and scrutiny panel developing the T level curriculum for media, broadcast and production. 

T (Technical) Levels are two-year courses, designed with employers, to give young people the skills that industries need.

A T Level is equivalent to three A Levels.

NCFE is the UK's longest-established awarding body and is highly respected for its professionalism and quality.

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Learning opportunities are everywhere. I shot this footage on my phone during a pleasure flight. Then I edited it and shared the video with my wife who teaches geography.

Simon’s understanding of learning is based on practical application and his own reading and research. It’s also built on a very solid foundation of programme-making and presentation. As a result, the projects he has worked on are consistently accessible and engaging, with the needs of the audience his foremost consideration. I’m very happy to recommend him.

Mark Wray
formerly Head of Training - BBC