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Patricia Melia

What are you doing now?

Currently I am teaching part-time at Heworth teaching children with Dyslexia, and part time at Monkwearmouth School teaching Technology.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/give your career an edge?

The course allowed me a complete change of what I teach.  The qualification has meant that I have now been offered full time work in this field, and I absolutely love my new role.

What was the best thing about your course?

The in depth knowledge of the Course Leader, and all of the interesting topics we studied.

Who inspired you the most and why?

Angela Fewell – because she knew so much about the topic.  She was highly organised, supportive and friendly.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now/throughout your career?

How to assess pupil progress, how to assess for exam concessions, and how to teach children with Dyslexia in an inspirational way.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

Attending the sessions and meeting people who knew so much about this fascinating subject.

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria?

It’s a great place to study. Be prepared to work hard.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in 3 words?

Informative, career-changing, enjoyable.

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