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Louise Livesey FHEA

Academic Skills Adviser (Workshops)

Louise delivers our workshop programme for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

The workshops provide advice and teach techniques on a variety of academic and study skills topics from writing in an academic style to exam revision strategies and everything in between.

To find out more or to book a place please see the Student Workshops Programme.

Research Interests (keywords/phrases only)

  • student perspective
  • student expectation
  • student motivation
  • study skills
  • academic skills
  • Sieweke's concept of institutionalisation, i.e. behaviour mimicry
  • Bourdieu's thoery of cultural capital

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Louise has taught on the following courses:

  • Optometry
  • Creative Media
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Social Work
  • Psychology

and developed and delivered training for the following:

  • Peer Assisted Learning Leaders
  • Student Representatives and Executives
  • Careers Ambassadors
  • Trans:it - Orientation and Study Skills Summer School

Study History

Louise studied English Literature with English Language at the University of Salford before taking a PGCE (FE/HE/Adult) at Bolton University. In 2015, she obtained an MEd and is currently undertaking an EdD, focusing on the drivers, motivations and expectations of EdD students, at UCLan. She also has a BTec L4 in Widening Participation and professional qualifications in Project Managaement. 

Professional History

Louise worked for many years in tele-sales progressing to Sales Manager before becoming a mature student. She continued to work in sales during her studies before obtaining the new post of Widening Participation Officer at an HE in FE College. Over the next few years, she held two posts as Advisor and Co-ordinator on the government initiaitive 'Work Programme' with a stint at a FE college as a Learning Participation Officer in between.  

Professional Activity

Steering Group member of Association of Learning Development for Higher Education

Co-Chair of Events Working Group Association of Learning Development for Higher Education

Member of Communications and Membership Working Group Association of Learning Development for Higher Education

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Areas

Student engagement with academic skills services

Student motivation and expectation of the EdD qualification and course

Publications and Conference Presentations

Livesey, L. (2017) Change and collaboration: working with academic and student support staff, and educational developers. ALDinHE 2017: The Learning Development Conference.

Livesey, L. (2017) Change and collaboration: working with academic and student support staff, and educational developers. The 2nd International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers Online Symposium 2017: Collaboration in a Changing Environment.

Bloj, M., Copeland, S., Rowland, J., Robbins, J., and Livesey, L. (2016) Engaging students with research and uncertainty: collaborative development, implementation and evaluation of a research-led 3rd year Optometry module  University of Bradford: Inaugural Learning, Teaching and Research Conference 2016: Exploring the Research-Teaching Nexus.

Kukhareva, M. and Livesey, L. (2016) Collecting and analysing data to demostrate impact. ALDinHE 2016: The Learning Development Conference.

Livesey, L. (2012) Case study 27. In Improving the student experience. Morgan, M. (editor) Abingdon, Routledge. 157-159.