Learning Enhancement Tutor for Widening participation Learning Enhancement Tutor for Widening participation

Photo of Pablo DalbyPablo is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a UEA University Teaching Fellow (UTF) whose work in the area of academic literacies includes facilitating workshops, individual/group tutorials and drop-ins on all aspects of learning/study strategies and academic writing. His role within the Learning Enhancement Team (LET) incorporates an emphasis on supporting students from under-represented groups and contributing to initiatives - within the Student Support Service and across and beyond the institution - focused on enhancing peoples’ experiences across the ‘student life-cycle’ (i.e. access to higher education (HE), retention and success in HE, and progression from HE into employment and/or further study).

A member of the team since August 2016, Pablo has worked for over 25 years in various educational capacities and contexts - both in the UK and abroad - including as a Lecturer, Associate Tutor, Mentor and Outreach Educator while studying part-time at the UEA between 2007 and 2017. Describing his professional practice and ethos as a ‘power-centred pedagogy’ – which focuses on critiquing, challenging and changing the social power relations at the heart of the process and content of learning, teaching and student support - Pablo specialises in transformative, inclusive, participatory, peer-led approaches. His PhD thesis combines these interests in a critical ethnography of a ‘transformative’ global education programme in Bolivia and Peru. 

Pablo graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA) and has an MA in Education and Development, and an MRes in Research Methods, from the UEA. He also has a qualification (CELTA) in teaching English as a foreign language, supervisor qualifications in facilitating and evaluating Peer Assisted Study Sessions/Supplemental Instruction, and a range of experiences working with students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Alongside his role as a Learning Enhancement Tutor, Pablo works in UEA’s Centre for Staff and Educational Development (CSED) as Module Leader for the Developing Teaching Skills programme.