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Five minutes with: Dr Laura Jenkins

8 May 2024

2 mins

What’s your job title and how long have you been at Loughborough?

I’m a University Teacher in Psychology and I’ve been here since September 2018.

Tell us what a typical day in your job looks like?

During semester time, I teach quite a lot so I’m either in a lecture theatre or in my office preparing for that week’s teaching. As I’m a Module Leader for multiple modules, some of the work is more admin based such as updating Learn documents and planning assessments and marking.

On teaching days, I can be doing a number of things such as meeting with personal tutees or dissertation students about their work. I also have times where I am purely marking (with limited meetings). As I teach cohorts of up to 350 students, there is often a lot of work to mark, although this is not done by me only.

What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on?

I have recently completed a project on Vevox to show how much our students enjoy using it during teaching sessions. I presented this work at the International Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Education and have recently had an article accepted for publication within Psychology Teaching Review.

What is your proudest moment at Loughborough?

Being awarded a STAR Award from the School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education and Student Experience’ in 2023.

Tell us something you do outside of work that we might not know about?

I’m just learning how to play darts. My partner has played darts for many years and he is now teaching me how to play. I even have my own set of darts now.

What is your favourite quote?

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

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