Staff snapshot: Nicole Bridges

Nicole Bridges Nicole Bridgesis a lecturer in Public Relations within the School of Humanities and Communication Arts on the Werrington South campus. Nicole received the 2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Learning and Teaching, and a UWS Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, and was recently promoted from Associate Lecturer to Lecturer.

When did you start working at UWS and what was your first role?
I commenced working at UWS in Spring session of 2003 as a casual lecturer in public relations.

Describe your current job/role in 100 words or less.
Lecturing and tutoring students in the public relations core unit and some of the public relations major units in the Bachelor of Communication. I am also a postgraduate student at UWS, currently in the process of completing my PhD.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Working with academics and students who are passionate about our industry and have a thirst for knowledge.

What do you love most about working at UWS?
As a resident of Western Sydney, and a graduate and current student of UWS, this institution has always held a special place in my heart. I am blessed to work with an amazing spectrum of talented people from all walks of life who value learning and endeavour to do their very best every day. Our public relations graduates are highly sought after and well regarded within the industry, and I take pride in the work we do with our students and engagement with the public relations profession.

What are you going to be working on in the next 12 months?
Further developing my blended learning teaching strategies as we continually improve and update the public relations major of the Bachelor of Communication. I’ll also be steadfastly carrying on with my research to take me another step closer to completing my PhD.