Sean is a member of ACE (Academic Community of Excellence) Team at the London campus. His primary role is to support students in developing the academic skills they need to be successful on their chosen degree programmes. Sean has a background in English language teaching and management having managed several language schools before joining Northumbria University. He is a holder of the Cambridge DELTA (Postgraduate Diploma) which he obtained at UCL as well as a degree in English. Sean has taught English for Academic Purposes at several UK universities and has also spent time teaching in Oman in the Middle East. His professional interests include online and blended learning and he is currently developing an e-learning training course for an NGO working with children in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.