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Andrew Baron

Associate Lecturer

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Livesey House, LH216

+44 (0) 1772 89 3921

ABaron@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Sociology

Andrew teaches on the B.A (Hons) Education Studies programme and the Foundation degree course. His subject specialism is Sociology having gained a B.A (Hons) degree in Sociology and an M.A in Globalisation Studies. One of his research interests is ‘Emotional Well-being and Stress’ within the teaching profession in Higher Education, a topic area that he is currently researching as part of his PhD studies.

Full Profile

Andrew joined UCLAN in September 2014 from Burnley UCLAN where he taught Education Studies and Sociology on the Combined Honours degree programme. At UCLAN he teaches different year groups and various modules from the Education Studies degree programme, including ‘An Introduction to Education Studies’, ‘Education for Everyone?’, ‘Sociology and Education’ and ‘The Education of Vulnerable Young People and Children’.

Prior to working in Higher Education he worked in the College sector working in both Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges, teaching on various Social Science programmes such as A-level, Access to University and Foundation Degree. Before commencing his career in education he worked in Residential Social Work and Counselling.

Andrew gained his academic and professional qualifications as a mature student, completing his degree in Sociology here at UCLAN, followed by a PGCE at the University of Bolton. In 2011 he successfully achieved an M.A in Globalisation Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University. Research interests include sociological related themes in the area of education and specifically the topic of ‘Emotional Well-being and Stress’ in lecturers within Higher Education.

Qualifications:

M.A Globalisation Studies

B.A (Hons) Sociology

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Diploma in Counselling

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

B.A (Hons) Education Studies:

Modules –

ED1201 (An Introduction to Education)

ED1202 (Education for Everyone)

ED2205 (Sociology of Education)

ED3215 (Education of Vulnerable Young People and Children)

ED3991 (Dissertations)

Foundation Degree:

Modules -

HUC111 (Developing Academic Knowledge)

Professional Memberships:

Member of the British Sociological Association