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Kate Firks


School of Education

01752 636700

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MA Education, University of Plymouth

PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth

PGDip Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments, University of Plymouth

Attestation de stage: Langue, Culture et Enseignement, L'Institut Universitaire de  Formation des Maitres de Bretagne, Rennes

PGCE, University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth

BA English and Archaeology, Exeter



I teach across the following programmes:


  • MA Education
  • BA Education Studies
  • BA Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies
  • FdA Learning and Teaching



  • Inclusive practice within education
  • Supporting children and young people who have vision impairment
  • Autoethnography as method
  • Intersectional approaches to best support for pupils with SEND




Expert Membership of professional bodies


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Roles on external bodies



Other Interests


  • British folklore
  • The British music festival scene of the 1970s and 1980s


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