Mrs Myra Evans

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hons), MA, SFHEA, UWE Learning and Teaching Fellow
  • Position:Faculty Academic Director for Inclusive and Practice-Oriented Curriculum (ACE).
  • Telephone:+4411732 84502
  • Email:Myra.Evans@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am the Faculty Academic Director for Inclusive and Practice-Oriented Curriculum for ACE.

I am also a Senior Lecturer of Journalism. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,  a UWE Learning and Teaching Fellow and an Academic Practice Partner.  I teach Advanced Broadcast Journalism at level three and a tutor on the University's Postrgraduate Certificate in Academic Professional PracticeI am a qualified print and broadcast journalist with more than 20 years experience in journalism. Before joining UWE I worked as a video journalist for ITV West. I have also worked on local newspapers and as a communications officer for the University of Bath.

Area of expertise

Teaching practice through simulation and experiential learning. 

My teaching expertise is predominantly in broadcast journalism but I have also taught on news writing modules and media theory modules.

Using my expertise from industry, I was responsible for setting up and leading on the introduction of news days at UWE, where students work as real practising journalists in a simulated newsroom environment. I was key to attaining BJTC accreditation for my programme.

My growing research expertise is in journalism pedagogy, and teaching pratice through simulation and experiential learning. 

I have recently presented work into models of teaching journalism through practice at the prestigious The World Journalism Educaton Congress 2019, in Paris.

 My initial work, looking at experiential learning in journalism education, was funded by a bursary from UWE's Centre for Moving Image Research.

I have presented my work at Cardiff University's Future of Journalism Conference (2015)  and at the Association of Journalism Education Conference (2016) as well as the UWE Learning and Teaching Conference (2016, 2017 and 2018).

I enjoy linking my research to my teaching, working with real scenarios and also passing on my findings to others to help improve teaching and the student experience.  

I have a BA in Sociology and Theology from the University of Birmingham and an MA (with distinction) in Journalism from UWE.

I am currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Education at UWE.  

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