Awasha teaches Research and Study Skills on an MBA programme at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Her duty includes teaching, tutorial guidance, academic advice, research, dissertation supervision and curriculum development. She has a special interest in English language and linguistics and particular expertise in grammar/syntax. She has worked in higher education for more than five years.
Awasha has been teaching at UCLan since 2018. She became a full time tutor/lecturer in 2020 and was awarded Associate Fellowship by Higher Education Academy. Awasha is currently studying Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), which provides staff tools to improve their teaching practice and also is accredited with Fellow of Higher Education Academy. Since joining the team, Awasha has developed her interpersonal skills. During her academic role, Awasha has given particular attention and focus on recognising barriers to student engagement in online teaching during the COVID 19 pandemic and exploring new tools to enhance it. Having spent some time teaching, Awasha is committed to the idea that research goes in our CVs whilst teaching goes in our people’s hearts.
Prior to joining the School of Management, she also worked in the English Language and Linguistics department and Worldwise Learning Centre at UCLan supporting undergraduate home students who studied English and Arabic for their degree. She also worked at UCLan International Office and as an Expert Mentor at the University of Manchester responding to queries from prospectus international students and taking responsibilities to answer all their inquiries and discuss any issues they might have in relation to their courses, visa, accommodation etc. She is also an experienced teacher for different age groups; she has taught in many different schools in Preston and has also worked as an invigilator for different courses for the British Council.