Penny has been teaching part-time for nearly 20 years, sharing her professional practice with students at postgraduate and undergraduate level.

Penny’s specialist area is design led moving image. Her background in advertising, broadcast graphics and documentary film combines to deliver this subject area. Penny came to teaching late and soon realised what a privilege it was to encourage students to grow and find their own voice. Like many, she was never actually taught to teach and jumped into the role of senior lecturer –  teaching large groups of students, as well as working one to one. She soon developed content and wrote and led her own Masters course. A post graduate certificate in teaching and learning helped improve all aspects of her delivery. Penny has since run hundreds of workshops, delivered far too many lectures and constantly updates her lesson plans.

Her first teaching role was at Ravensbourne, where she was involved with the Young Creatives Network. This is an article published in one of their early annuals.

She has since taught on and contributed to many courses across different institutions and schools. These are a couple of the most recent ones:

BA Graphic Media Design 

MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures

The images below are of Penny at work along with a group of some of the students from her Graphic Moving Image MA course. With thanks to Tamisha, Angie, Alex, Ewa and Lee. 

Penny is currently collaborating to establish a unique model of design education, free for students and paid for by industry. The course currently has a working title of Design For Social Activism and will be open to designers who feel they have something solid to contribute to society, be it within their local or global community. For more information please get in touch.  

More details and info about Penny’s teaching including downloadable CV is on her About page.

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