Vivienne Newton has studied at the University of Bolton for 6 years, firstly achieving her BA (Hons) in Youth and Community work, then the PGDE and finally her Master’s in Education. Vivienne has a strong passion to work with youth and students, as prior to her studies she also worked in her community, with youth and education and desires
to continue a career in education, teaching and supporting students.
Whilst studying, Vivienne worked part time in the University as a Student Liason Officer and Community Engagement Officer, building her experience within the university and the students union. After graduating last year, Vivienne has taken the role of Student Union President for the Academic year 2016-2017. She is also a member of The Student Engagement Partnership (TSEP) Steering Group and the QAA Student Advisory Board.
Vivienne also volunteers for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme group and shows strong support for many animal welfare charities.
Dr Sarah Telfer first graduated in 1988 with her BA (Hons) in Drama, to which she then went on to be a professional actress for seven years in both film and television. She then decided to apply her knowledge to teaching English as a foreign language in the private and public sector, in the UK and across Europe.
Since then, Sarah has achieved various qualifications, including her PGCE, Level 5 Certificate for Adult ESOL subject Specialist and Masters in TESOL; plus, she is currently completing her Doctorate in Education here at the University of Bolton. Sarah’s roles include: the Skills for Life and Teaching Learners with additional needs pathway leader, Skills for life lecturer, Masters in Education Lecturer and Personal tutor. She has influenced the enhancement of electronic Professional Practice Portfolios (PPP) in teacher training through her research interests.
Sarah is also a team co-ordinator for teacher training in the school of Education and Psychology and is a member of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), NATECLA and NATESOL (Northern association of TESOL).
If anyone has any questions please contact TEDx@bolton.ac.uk.