Harrogate Ladies College

Experienced English scholar joins HLC

21 October 2011

>Harrogate Ladies’ College has recently announced a new addition to its English department.

Ruth Morris, who started at the school in September, has a repertoire of academic achievements. After studying English Literature and Language at the University of Leeds, Ruth moved on to pursue a Masters in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture at the University of York, before finally securing a PhD at the University of Aberdeen. Impressively, Ruth received a fully funded scholarship for her PhD.

A true scholar, Ruth has also contributed to the academic sphere, presenting her research at 11 conferences as well as coordinating the ‘Moving Forward Postgraduate Conference,’ which attracted more than 150 delegates from the UK, Europe, Africa, America and Australia. A highly skilled writer, Ruth has authored eight articles, six of which are in print and two have been accepted for publication. She has also authored three books, co-authored one and contributed a chapter to another.

Ruth has worked in various teaching roles before joining HLC, working as a Teaching Assistant/Tutor within the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen, and as a Director of Studies for a summer camp which was hosted at Ashville College. Ruth has also enjoyed freelance copy writing positions with various companies, including Netstep Corporate Communications and Excelle Magazine to name but a few.

Rhiannon Wilkinson, Headmistress, says:

Supporting the academic development of our pupils is a key priority for HLC. Appointing highly-skilled members of staff within our departments is crucial to maintain our excellent standard of academic success, and we are thrilled to welcome Ruth Morris as a new addition to HLC.


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