Mr Michael Hackman
As a Learning Designer in the Digital Education team, I focus on helping academics and professional staff use technology to improve teaching and learning across the university. I develop and lead workshops that combine pedagogy with practicality and deliver the 'Introduction to Teaching' and 'FSHEA' courses.
As a School Partner for ESRC Cymru DTP I am leading on their community initiative for students seeking to reduce the feeling of loneliness amongst their PhD students. This has developed from initially being on Teams into a structured Buddy Scheme that has brought students together based on their Path, their Institute and EDI requirements.
Lead on the creation and development of an Investigative Community Toolkit, Cardiff University. In partnership with Dr Hannah Shaw, we are developing a toolkit for transitioning to the review programme in the middle of a module.
It will offer insight into the design of courses, conferences and workshops to help develop an approach that prioritises the students.
Work in partnership with lecturers to support self-review and develop teaching practice. Help raise awareness of methods for improving and observe lectures to offer guidance and advice especially for specific modules/programmes.
Ten years' teaching experience in secondary, further and higher education. I started teaching in secondary education introducing Business Studies and Maths to A levels meeting targets of 75%+ of students achieving A* - B.
When I taught Adults in the Community, I developed and delivered accredited and unaccredited courses on IT, Start-up, Personal Finance and Maths skills.
In further education, I lectured on Accounting and Finance across a range of accreditations to Level 5 and was a course leader. During this time I gained Chartered Teacher Status (CTeach), Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) and became a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training (FSET).
Since joining Cardiff University in 2021 I have enjoyed working with lecturers and professional staff to review and develop teaching methods. One of the biggest highlights was presentation and marking on the PGCert Med course.