STEM teaching fellows network; supporting students across the sciences

In the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Hull, we know how important it is that students are provided with appropriate specialist support as they begin their University studies.

Our dedicated team of teaching fellows actively support students in those areas of science, technology and mathematics that we know can cause some students anxiety.

Delivering specialist modules, workshops, revision seminars and one to one tutorials (face to face or online) our teaching fellows are committed to providing students with the very best support to enable them to reach their full potential by helping them to get to grips with topics and concepts that they frequently encounter during their studies. 

Helga Bartels-HardegeDr Helga Bartels-Hardege
Teaching Fellow

"I am a Teaching Fellow located in the School of Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences. My main role is the programme leader for the Foundation Year, but I also lead the skills modules for both biology and biomedical students and act as the First Year tutor. I also organise a final year placement module bringing students into local schools, where they act as positive role models and offering special projects to promote science at schools.

"Through my role in the Foundation Year I am very interested in widening participation by allowing students with alternative qualifications to access higher education. I am involved in new methods of learning and teaching like the use of workplace and problem based learning within the school’s learning and teaching activities, methods, where students are in control of their own learning and that provide an alternative to the traditional lecture and exam based teaching and assessments. I promote the use of workshop and practical assessments as well as the use of online portfolios.

"Because I prefer students to be in control of their own learning I invite interested final year students to approach me with their own idea in terms of a science education project, either a survey based data analysis project or an idea for a science project that brings “real Science” into schools."

To learn more about Helga's teaching and research interests please visit Helga's profile.

Dr Suzanne Beech
Teaching Fellow

"I am a social and cultural geographer with particular interest in mobilities and transnationalism. To date this has focused on mobility for education and student decision making. I teach on a range of modules throughout the undergraduate programme including a research led specialist module 'Geographies of Transnationalism'."

To learn more about Suzanne's teaching and research interests please visit Suzanne's profile.


Laura BroddleLaura Broddle
Foundation Teaching Fellow

"Since completing my PGCE in 2006 I have worked in a local Secondary School delivering GCSE and A Levels until starting at the University of Hull in 2015.  I have also worked as an AQA Maths Advocate for the region since October 2013, advising schools and colleges on all aspects of teaching and learning in Mathematics. I am currently teaching Foundation Maths 1 and 2 and co-teaching Foundation Maths Skills and the Maths Subject in Context Group Project to students on the Foundation Year course in the Faculty of Science and Engineering wanting to go on and study for a degree in a wide variety of subjects."

To learn more about Laura's teaching and research interests please visit Laura's profile.

Koko Kayibi
Statistics Teaching Fellow

"I received my BSc and MSci from Queen Mary College, University of London, and my PhD in algebra and combinatorics at the University of Oxford supervised by Dominic Welsh. My research specialities are combinatorics and probability, and I teach probability and statistics."


Jael WilliamsDr Jael Williams
Foundation Teaching Fellow

"I have been a Teaching Fellow of Mathematics with the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Hull since January 2015.  I currently teach Mathematics A and B, GCSE Numeracy for the Mathematics Skills students and I work with student group projects in the Subject in Context Mathematics module. 

"I completed a Degree, a PhD in Applied Mathematics and a PGCE in Mathematics teaching at the University of Hull and have subsequently taught Level 3 Mathematics and Further Mathematics in schools and colleges in Hull and the East Riding.  I am an examiner for an A2 Pure Mathematics module."

To learn more about Jael's teaching and research interests please visit Jael's profile. 


John WilliamsDr John Williams
Teaching Fellow

"I am an experienced academic particularly in the area of analytical chemistry. I have had 13 years’ experience of university teaching, which has been gained in the UK and overseas.

"I have been a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull for the past four years. I am the Year 2 Tutor for Chemistry and the Department’s Director of Student Recruitment. I am the coordinator of the Year 2 Chemical and Professional Skills modules, but I am also involved in the teaching of Year 1 and Year 3 skills modules. I also teach spectroscopy and nanotechnology as part of first-year and second-year modules, respectively. I supervise Year 3 and Year 4 students in laboratory-based projects. Furthermore, I also supervise learners in first-year and second-year chemistry laboratory classes. In addition, I am a tutor in first-year and second-year chemistry workshops. In my Department, I am a Member of the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee. Finally, I was the recipient of the Innovative Teaching Award at the 2014 Hull University Union Student-Led Teaching Awards."

To learn more about John's teaching and research interests please visit John's profile.


Chunhua Yang
Teaching Fellow

"I received my PhD in Computer Science and Technology. I am currently a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Physics and Mathematics, where I completed PCAP. Prior to this I was an Academic Specialist."

To learn more about Chunhua's teaching and interests please visit Chunhua's Profile

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