Richard lectures on the English, Creative Writing and Film & Screen Media undergraduate courses at St Mary's, as well as the postgraduate sports journalism degrees.
One of his many areas of interest is popular culture and journalism. Each year, Richard runs a class on sports writing, focusing on authors such as George Plimpton, Hunter Davies and Nick Hornby and can supervise projects.
As English is a non-vocational course, it is important to develop skills outside your area of study. While at university I would advise English students to write for student newspapers and magazines, get involved with student radio or film societies, or volunteer in the community or local schools.
I love coming to work every day where my teaching skills are valued, but my personal outlook is as well. The best part of lecturing is engaging with students in lectures and finding out that they have learnt something new. I am constantly surprised by the imaginative, innovative and fresh perspectives that come out of group discussions.
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