Vicky is an inspirational mentor. She’s devoted time to helping me develop and hone my work and given me confidence and direction as a poet. She has always believed in me and invested in helping me succeed. I leave sessions with new perspectives that help me see things afresh. Georgie Woodhead, 17 Winner of the New Poets Prize 2020
For 24 years, Vicky has worked as a creative facilitator of others through projects, courses, workshops and work experience placements. Much of this work has focused on the creative development of young people (14 to 30) and spans teaching, mentoring, training and supervising (on creative work experiences). She’s taught people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and delivered projects in a wide variety of contexts and settings including colleges, community centres, libraries and galleries.
Just been on an absolutely fabulous poetry workshop with @VickyMWriter . So engaging and generous. Redrafting (and evening strolls), will never be the same again 🙂 🙂 Thanks for organising @poetrywales, I learnt so much!
— Sujana Crawford (@SujanaCrawford) July 4, 2021
Teaching across: creative writing (my focus for the last 14 years), and visual arts and visual literacy, darkroom and digital photograph, animation, filmmaking, graphic design, illustration, web design, creative writing, journalism and radio, Vicky has also delivered a wide variety of training to school teachers, youth workers, librarians and youth apprenticeships.
Writing Teaching/Facilitation & Mentoring – bodies include:
For the past 14 years, she has delivered diverse writing projects for young people for various organisations and initiatives. Since 2007, she has run creative writing groups in South Yorkshire delivering regular workshops across a wide range of writing forms for young writers aged 14 to 19s (Signposts/Writing Yorkshire & since 2016, significantly via Hive South Yorkshire).
Vicky began teaching in the autumn of 1998 after finished a Degree in Fine Art. She cut her teeth as a facilitator and teacher for many years at Site Gallery in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, working with a wide range of community groups to widen participation, build partnerships and deliver workshops, projects and courses in darkroom/digital photography and multimedia arts.
— Laurie Bolger (@LaurieBolger) July 4, 2021
Recent workshop feedback:
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – 14+ Further Education Teaching [University of Huddersfield 2011-2013] City & Guilds Certificates in FE Teaching – Levels 1 & 2 [Sheffield College 2002 & 2003]
Much of her teaching work has been informal but she has taught formally on the following qualifications:
BTEC National Diploma, ASDAN, OCNs, NCFE, Arts Award
It’s a pleasure been lucky to experience wonderful workshops & opportunities by you Vicky & Hive. Sending love your way ❤️
— Emmie Alderson (@emmie_alderson) May 25, 2022