Nicky Hawkins

I have worked as a lecturer in teacher education at South Devon College for over 10 years. I am also responsible for a team of learning coaches, and also run professional development programmes to support staff with English, coaching and mentoring skills. 

Prior to this, I completed an MA in Linguistics at Manchester University and have also worked as an ESOL lecturer at Hackney Community College, as well as teaching English in Hungary and Hong Kong. 

In 2013 I gained distinction in the Pearson FE lecturer of the year award. A regular contributor to #ukfechat guides and the online forum, I am an enthusiastic user of technology as a tool to motivate both staff and learners. 

Outside work, I am a keen masters swimmer and rookie swimming coach.