Laura Cooper
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Laura Cooper

Writer and PhotographerNorwich, United Kingdom
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Laura Cooper

Writer and PhotographerNorwich, United Kingdom
About me
Two years ago, while working in Japan, I set a three-year goal to study for a Master's Degree in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. I had originally applied for this course straight out of university but had been rejected and told I needed more life experience. So, I went and got some! I’m now beginning that same MA course one year ahead of schedule. I'm proud of the fact that I set a goal and stuck to it, even though leaving my wonderful life in Japan has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made. My goal now is to further develop my writing skills and I'm looking for experience and opportunities is storytelling, copywriting, editing and more. I've developed an interest in UX, which until a while ago I hadn't even heard of, and I am interested in learning more about the use of narratives in technology and everyday experiences. In my free time, in addition to my obvious love of reading and writing, I love to travel and walk in wild places, as well as to practice yoga, swim, take photos, swim, listen to live music, garden and cook, preferably while spending time with friends and continuing my search for the best vermouth. While in Japan, I worked on a voluntary basis for three NGOs: Peace Boat - fostering global intercultural communication; FEW Japan - a professional women's networking organization; and Pangea Seed Japan - a shark and ocean conservation group. In the future, I am interested in working with animals, conservation and environmental issues, and organisations promoting mental health awareness.
Work history
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    Pre-Session Teacher in English for Academic PurposesINTO Newcastle University
     - Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomFull Time
    Successfully delivering English for Academic Purposes on an intensive on-line course to international postgraduate computer science students. Everyone passed the course.
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    English TeacherLondon School of English
     - San Sebastián, SpainFull Time
    Teaching Cambridge-suite classes to students aged 8-21 across two teaching centres, switching to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Photo Editing
  • Photoshop
  • Proofreading
  • Editing
  • Copyediting
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Research
Education
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    MA in Creative WritingUniversity of East Anglia
    Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Currently studying part-time on the UEA's renowned creative writing course.
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    Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA)University of Cambridge
     - 16 Stukeley Street, Holborn, London WC2 5LQ, UK
    Level 7 postgraduate diploma in Teaching
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