Parvonay Amirkhani

Lecturer


Parvonay Amirkhani

Biography

Parvonay’s career in teaching really started when she decided to return to education to do a degree in Health and Social Care. After discovering her aptitude for self-directed study and a thirst for knowledge, it soon became apparent that she thrived in educational settings.

Parvonay went on to complete teacher training in post-compulsory education, after which she gained a work placement position, teaching within Society, Health and Childhood at B&FC.

Parvonay has now secured a permanent post at B&FC, which provides her with an opportunity to teach across a multitude of degree programmes and to work closely alongside students as a progress tutor.

Expert In...

• learning disabilities
• gerontology

Qualifications and Accolades

• currently undertaking MA in Higher Education
• completed PGCE in Post-compulsory Education
• First Class Honours Degree in Health and Social Care

Industry Background

I have 12 years’ industry experience working with adults with learning disabilities in a community setting. This involved working with clients who exhibited challenging behaviour and/ or had profound and complex needs.

Following the completion of my degree I progressed into service management with the Local Authority, where I managed a team of support staff providing 24-hour care and support for clients with complex needs.

Professional Activities

I have recently put myself forward to be the UCAS champion for level 3 students looking to progress onto a Society, Health and Childhood foundation degree.

Why B&FC?

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at B&FC and want to ensure that other learners have positive experiences also.

Quote

“Teaching in higher education is more than a job, it is a vocation.”