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Laura Conkey

Student Experience Manager, Faculty of Engineering

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Teaching Summary

Professor Larkins is highly committed to teaching and professional development. He has served as Departmental Staff Development Officer (2014-18), Leader of the Electronics Teaching Strand (2013-16),… read more

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Professor Larkins is highly committed to teaching and professional development. He has served as Departmental Staff Development Officer (2014-18), Leader of the Electronics Teaching Strand (2013-16), departmental European Liaison Officer responsible for student exchanges with European universities (1996-2005), First Year Senior Tutor (1995-2005) and was a member of the Staff-Student Consultative Committee (1995-2005). He was Director of the UNIMAT Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Centre in Photonics and Electronics (2003-07), which supported and trained 19 PhD students. Prof. Larkins Chaired the Departmental Course Review (2014-15) and served as Implementation Manager (2015-16), which introduced sweeping changes to the undergraduate course structure for which the Department received the 2018 by Lord Dearing Award for Excellence in the Learning Environment.

Current Teaching Activities (after Course Review)

EEEE2047 Contemporary Engineering Themes (2017 - present)

EEEE3098 Integrated Circuits and Systems (2018 - present)

EEEE4122 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals for MSc Students (2019 - present)

Interactive Technical Tutorial Sessions with First Year Students

ENGF1005 Principles of Electro-Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship

ENGF1006 Professional Skills for Apprentice Engineers

Current Undergraduate Supervision

MEng Group Project Supervision

BEng / MEng Final Year Project Supervision

First and Second Year Tutor Groups

Past Teaching Activities (before Course Review)

H63SSD Solid State Devices (1998 - 2017)

H64PCC Photonic Communication Components (2006 - 2018)

H64RFL RF Microelectronics (2014 - 2018)

H14POD Advanced Engineering Research Project Organization and Design (2016 - 2017)

H14ERP Advanced Engineering Research Preparation (2015 - 2018)

Teaching-related Activities

Senior Tutor for Electromechanical Engineering Apprenticeship (2021 - present)

Manager for Implementation of Course Review (2015 - 2016)

Chair of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course Review (2014 - 2015)

Institutional teaching exchange programme (LLP-Erasmus) with University of Ferrara (2012 - 2013)

Traveled twice to Ferrara to deliver lectures and meet with students. Hosted one teaching visit from Dr. Bellanca from the University of Ferrara

MSc in Photonic Communications (2006 - 2014)

Led the development of this new MSc Course as Director of the Marconi Centre for Photonic Communications.

Member, Photonics21 Working Group 7 "Photonics Research, Education and Training" (2006 - present)

Leader, Training and Dissemination Workpackages, BRIGHTer (2006 - 2010), BRIGHT (2004 - 2006) Led the development and delivery of innovative training and dissemination activities in these EC-IST Integrated Projects (see www.ist-brighter.eu), including:

  • 25 Technical Tutorials in RichMedia CD format with slides, audio and video (n.b. long before the current trend towards online learning driven by Covid-19)
  • 9 eNewsletters with articles for both technical and lay audiences;
  • 6 Technical Workshops (including one on toxicology)

Technical Tutorial (Invited), "Nonequilibrium gain and nonlinear optical response of quantum wells for functional photonic devices," International Conference on the Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD), Singapore, 2006.

Director, UNIMAT Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Centre for Photonics and Electronics (2003 - 2010), which supported and trained 19 PhD students.

Member, Staff-Student Consultative Committee (1995-2005)

First Year Senior Tutor (1995-2005)

Teaching Recognition

Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy, 2019

Lord Dearing Award for Excellence in the Learning Environment, 2018

Nominated by students for Staff Oscar in the Category "Teaching: Most Inspiring", 2017

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD



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