After spending ten years developing work based competencies, vocational qualifications and work based learning packages for use in industry, I moved into teaching and learning in Higher Education. I have taught film studies at the University of Bradford since 2000, initially as part of the Certificate in Moving Image Studies delivered through the School of Lifelong Education and Development. I was part of the team that designed the BA Film Studies programme and have taught on the programme since the outset. My research is cross disciplinary, exploring the applicability of narrative theory to learning, and more specifically, learning in higher education. It looks at how narrative theory can be employed to help us recognise and validate pre-existing learning and how narrative theory can be used in the classroom to accelerate and deepen the learning experience. My publications include: Developing a Learning Organisation, Kogan Page London, 1998 Conference Papers include: The RPL and Validation system. How does it work in the UK? The University of Gdańsk, Recognition of prior learning and validation of non-formal and informal learning, a challenge for the Polish higher education system. Gdansk, Poland 9th December 2011. Non-formal Learning at the University Bradford. University of Lisbon, Accreditation of non- formal and informal learning in H. Lisbon, Portugal 25th Nov 2009.