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Durham University

DCAD: English Language Support

Current Staff Information

Ms Diana Scott, SFHEA

Assistant Professor (Teaching), Deputy Director of Summer Pre-sessional Programmes in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD)

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Personal Profile

I have been a teacher, materials developer, and manager on many of our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Programmes including the Academic Writing Unit (which offers bespoke workshops within departments to enhance students’ ability to excel in their assignments) and both our Year Round and Summer Pre-sessionals (which prepare postgraduate and undergraduate international students for academic study at Durham). I regularly taught on the Academic Language and Communication Courses which are on offer free to all students during term-time and I am one of the Consultations Service tutors working with Foundation through to PhD students. I currently co- manage and design our Summer Pre-sessional Programmes and a summer staff of roughly 65 teachers with 800 students.

I have worked closely with the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre to develop our joint provision of the Durham International Student Employability Programme and create online international student workbook resources available for students on CEEC’s website here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/careers/students/jobs/graduate/intstudents/

I have led collaborations with Sutton Trust, Supported Progression, and the NHS Wellbeing team, as well as having established reflective writing workshops and tutorials for the Criminology department’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Programme students - bringing EAP into our three local Prisons and, by invitation, to Surrey's HMP Downview as part of Greenwich's Inside-Out programme.

I have a BA in English and French from Royal Holloway, an MA from Newcastle in Linguistics and Language Acquisition, and an MA from Durham in Socio-cultural Anthropology. I’ve taught EAP in Sheffield Hallum and York St Johns University, and worked in language schools in London and China. I’ve worked at Durham since 2012.