Teaching at HE

I am a regular visiting lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, where I work with 3rd year BA Decorative Arts students with writing and communication skills in the run up to their final assessments and degree show. I have taught 3rd year BA Furniture Design & Make students at Rycotewood Furniture in Oxford, working on their press and publicity texts. I have taught a series of writing workshops for MA students at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham, preparing them for their MA dissertations.

I thoroughly enjoy working with students and, as a recent graduate of a making course myself, I understand the pressures students are under, as well as the challenges they will face on graduation. Writing and communication skills – how they understand and talk about the work they make – are vital for their continued success. 

I have many workshops, talks and exercises that I can tailor to the needs of your course (particularly to a professional practice module) so please get in touch to discuss possibilities for your students.

Photo credit: Yeshen Venema
I engaged Melody to teach year three students on the Decorative Arts course with the specific brief of writing about their practice. These sessions were well planned and made them think about their values and what this says to their audience. Feedback for these sessions was great. One student told me that they left each session on a high. I can only thank Melody for making this happen.

Jude Wensley - Course Leader, BA Decorative Arts

Every student on a creative course at university should have access to a Melody Vaughan! She’s helped me understand writing as a craft/creative process that I can relate to and get pleasure from. I definitely feel fully equipped for any written challenge now.

Hannah-May Chapman - MA Jewellery & Related Products