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Angela Kilpatrick

Angela Kilpatrick

Employability Co-ordinator

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Harrington Building, HA212

+44 (0) 1772 89 4512

AJKilpatrick@uclan.ac.uk

Angela Kilpatrick is the Employability Co-ordinator for English Language and Linguistics. Her main research focuses on pedagogy, particularly embedding employability into a core curriculum and developing the ELSIE scheme for English Language and Linguistics. Other research interests include graduate development, research-informed teaching, enhancing research skills, academic English and educational linguistics.

Full Profile

Angela Kilpatrick, a UCLan graduate, is the Employability Co-ordinator for English Language and Linguistics and the Project Manager for the ELSIE (English Language Skills Initiative for Employability) Scheme. Initially, Angela was employed at UCLan as a Research Assistant for the ELSIE project, where she was responsible for researching embedding employability into a core curriculum and developing the ELSIE scheme for English Language Studies. Angela’s current research focuses on graduate development, academic writing and educational linguistics. Her present research project examines how grammar and writing skills are taught at key stage 2 and the efficacy of the newly implemented Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation test.

Qualifications

BA(Hons) in English Language and Linguistics with Theatre Studies.

Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), Level 1.

Membership of professional and learned bodies

Associate of The Higher Education Academy

Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)

Research Activities

Employability, Pedagogy and Educational Linguistics : Angela is currently researching how grammar and writing skills are taught in the primary curriculum at Key Stage 2.

Research Projects

(2007-present) Embedding employability into a subject curriculum; Graduate Development; Enhancing Research Skills; English for Academic Purposes
(2008) Research Skills in Linguistics: Research-Informed Teaching Project (£3000)
(2008) CETH project (funding by CETL) (£11,000)
(2010) Knowledge transfer – Partnership with JHP Employability – working with the community
(2013-present) Grammar and Writing Skills at Key Stage 2: The efficacy of the newly implemented Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation test
(2013-present) MaaChild Project working with the Maasai
(2015-present) White Water Writers Project

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Angela teaches on the English Language Workshop, a first-year course which focuses on graduate development, academic writing and study skills, and is a mentor for the employability projects in Year 2. Angela is responsible for setting up UK and International projects, and building links with employers and voluntary organisations. Angela also organises the Literature, Language and Linguistics Undergraduate Dissertation Conference and runs the dissertation study skills sessions for third years.

Conferences

Archer, D., Day, H. and Kilpatrick, A. (2008) ‘The Benefits of Embedding Employability into a Subject Curriculum’, European First Year Experience Conference, Wolverhampton University.

Kilpatrick, A. (2009) ‘The English Language Skills Initiative for Employability’, The 16th International Conference on Learning, University of Barcelona.

Guest Speaker: Kilpatrick, A. (2011) ‘The English Language Skills Initiative for Employability Project (ELSIE): The benefits of embedding employability into a core curriculum’, Employability and Enterprise in Linguistics and English Language degrees, Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol.

Kilpatrick, A. (2012) ‘Employability and Lifelong Learning: How do we “teach” English Language students to adapt to a changing society?’ The 19th International Conference on Learning, Institute of Education, University of London.

Kilpatrick, A. (2014) ‘Grammar in the Curriculum’, Research Now Conference, University of Central Lancashire: First prize winner of the Three-minute thesis category.

Publications

Co-authored Paper: Archer, D., Day, H. and Kilpatrick, A. (2008) ‘The Benefits of Embedding Employability into a Subject Curriculum’, European First Year Experience Conference Proceedings, Wolverhampton University

Edited collection: Kilpatrick, A. (2009) 'Developing research methods within English Language Studies'. In Archer, D., Day, H., Frances, C., Jenner, K., Knight, M. and Williams, D. (Eds) Impact: Linking Teaching and Research, Centre for Research-informed Teaching, UCLan.

Kilpatrick, A. (2012) ‘Application of the DOTS Model for Focussing on Career Goals’, Australian Career Practitioner, Career Development Association of Australia, 23.4: 7-8