Kay currently teaches and supports students as course and module lead for the Foundation Entry Community Social Care; Policy and Practice programme of study at UCLan. She delivers across a wide range of specialist subject areas, including understanding and working with individuals, communities and families within a diverse context. Kay is also module lead for communication, ICT and study skills. Academic advisor responsibility is a key and integral part of Kay’s teaching and support role within widening participation here at UCLan.
Since gaining a BA (Hons) degree in Children Schools and Families here at UCLan, closely followed by a Postgraduate certificate in Education, Kay taught for many years at Runshaw Adult College, teaching a wide range of HE Programmes and also delivering childcare apprenticeships within employment organisations. Kay then secured her lecturing post with us in 2017, gaining her MA with UCLan in Community Leadership in June 2018 with the additional qualification of Strategic Leadership and Management. She has since become course and module lead for the foundation entry social work programme. Whilst teaching and studying, Kay has been involved with organisations supporting youth and children living in diverse communities, initiating community projects, sitting on Trustee boards and continually enhancing best practice to keep knowledge base current and related to facilitated learning within classroom activities.