Julie Hughes has worked at the University of Wolverhampton for 15 years and has been Head of Department for Post Compulsory Education for 5 years. Julie is an HEA National Teaching Fellow and Vice Chair of the UCET PCE Committee.
Julie’s practice and research has explored the role of Web 2.0 technologies such as e-portfolios and blogs, and their attendant dialogic pedagogies. She is particularly interested in how these hybrid learning and teaching practices might support transitions into the University/HEness and into the workplaces of new teachers. Julie’s current research focusses upon the role of Graduate Teaching Assistants at the University of Wolverhampton and the impact that their presence and practices might have upon pedagogic transference in HE and HE in FE teaching and learning landscapes.