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Octavia Harris

Octavia Harris

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)


Octavia is the EFL and Business English Subject Coordinator for ULP.  In this role, she co-ordinates stages 5-7: EFL and Business English. She is the module leader for EFL Stage 7 and Business English Stage 5 on ULP.

Octavia teaches EFL and Business English on the University Language Programme (ULP). She also teaches in-sessional English on the MA ELT/TESOL and Law modules.

Research areas

Action research in developing pedagogies for critical voice in academic writing, self-reflective writing and contact languages.

External activity

Member of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics.


Use of exemplars for in-sessional classes in higher education: BALEAP PIM University of Sheffield 2015.

‘Mind the Gap’: Bridging the gap with exemplars

Nottingham Language Centre Research Seminars 2015.

Critical Voice in student writing: principles for a pedagogy: BALEAP Biennial Conference University of Nottingham 2013