The 60-minute L.A.B. Sessions [Learn|Access|Build] can provide a one-off interactive opportunity to focus students on a social issue or act as the starting point for a project-based learning opportunity, in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.

As a registered STEM Ambassador with STEMNET, all my educational sessions are linked to the ‘Technology‘ section of the curriculum’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) strand.

Also, all sessions aim to raise young people’s aspirations and highlight pathways to accessing careers in the media sector – The Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance.

The theme of workshops/talks/sessions/seminars have included:

  • Be a documentarian……document life
  • ‘How to’ use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Can documentary film influence change?
  • Digital storytelling
  • Documenting media and archiving
  • Citizens Journalism and its impact
  • Safety online
  • Who do you ‘trust’ to tell you the ‘truth’?
  • Conflict Media and the changing role of conflict reportage
  • Environmental or ‘green’ crimes and the SDGs

Research Associate memberships include:

1. Media Discourse Centre – De Montfort University
2. Global Peace & Transitional Justice Research Group – De Montfort University
4. Institute of Creative Technology (IOCT) – De Montfort University


The list below highlights some of the organizations where sessions have taken place:

  • De Montfort University (DMU)
  • University of Leicester
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Derby
  • University of West Scotland (UWS)
  • Birmingham City University (BCU)
  • American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP), Cambodia
  • Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Srinakharinwirot University (SWU), Bangkok, Thailand
  • Leicester College
  • Regent College
  • Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College
  • Groby Community College
  • Secondary schools
  • Primary schools