Falmouth University

Falmouth University

Online Tutor:Sustainable Fashion (Re-Wire)

About The Role

We are now looking to recruit an Online Tutor to join our MA Sustainable Fashion (Online) team in the Fashion and Textiles Institute. Your role will involve working on a module titled ‘Re-Wire' which introduces students to the role and application of systems thinking in developing a regenerative fashion industry. Re-Wire critiques the systems behind fashion and poses the question; how can you implement sustainable change that addresses the multiple intersecting crises in the fashion system? The module will scrutinise why systems need to be radically transformed to design out the exploitative practices in fashion and identify where we can rewire the system to deliver a responsible impact for the planet and its people.

This module content is already recorded, the Online Tutor leads discussions and reviews students' work in weekly tutorials and webinars. Students engage with pre-recorded content that has been created by module leaders in the virtual learning environment and work through this during the week in their own time and come together to meet their Online Tutor for live sessions. Online Tutors are vital to the success and vibrancy of our online courses. They are a constant presence in the module, the first point of contact for students' academic enquiries and supporting their learning activities.

As the Online Tutor you will deliver live sessions such as webinars, workshops or tutorials each week to a cohort of students. Around these live sessions you will be responsible for topic discussions, and academic guidance via emails, one to ones and an online learning space. You will work closely with the course leader and module leaders to ensure best possible student experience.

The hours for this role are flexible and spread throughout the week as agreed by your line manager. The flexibility of this role means that you can fit the hours around existing responsibilities. The role compliments individuals who have freelance careers or other teaching commitments. Each online tutor is responsible for no more than 30 students, making this an extremely rewarding role.

The Online Tutor for this module will be allocated 160 hours to support up to 30 students with learning, assessment and feedback, working May 2024 to September 2024.

About You

Educated to degree level, or having equivalent industry experience, the ideal candidate will have experience in working with groups of students from diverse backgrounds at HE level. Student focused, well organised, and digitally literate you will be running live tutorials, webinars, online workshops and providing support for a group of students. You will have specialist knowledge of working within sustainable fashion, in particular, system thinking approaches within the fashion industry. Previous experience teaching is required as well as excellent communication skills, and the commitment to deliver an excellent online learning experience for students. You will have knowledge of assessment and pastoral support.

We are looking to hear from candidates who also have the following skills/experience:

• An understanding of the principles and practicalities of online learning

• Strong connections with industry and professional practice

• Excellent digital literacy

• Excellent interpersonal, organisation and presentation skills

• HE Teaching experience

For full details of the skills/experience required, please see the full job description above.

Due to the online nature of this role, it can be worked remotely, however the successful candidate must be based within the UK and be able to start on 20 May 2024.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 14 April 2024

Interviews will take place Friday 26 April 2024.

About Us

There couldn't be a better time to work with us at Falmouth University. For more than 120 years, we've been at the forefront of creativity and innovation. Building on that heritage, we're now harnessing the power of digital technology to ensure we're making an impact in the future economy.

We are passionate about ideas and innovation. Our approach is rooted in collaboration and transdisciplinary working, believing that only together can we deliver the bold thinking that will solve the most complex issues of our time.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer excellent benefits, including:

- Employer Pension Contribution up to 12%.

- Annual salary increments (Until top of grade reached)

- Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay/Adoption Pay

- Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (Tusker)

- Salary Sacrifice Cycle Scheme

- Salary Sacrifice Home & Tech Scheme

- Life Assurance

Full details on our employee benefits can be found on our careers pagewww. falmouth.ac.uk/jobs.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by Falmouth Staffing Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Falmouth University. Employees of Falmouth Staffing Ltd work alongside Falmouth University colleagues in the delivery of Falmouth's strategic vision and will adopt Falmouth University's HR policies and procedures in full.

Falmouth University welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

Job details


Online Tutor:Sustainable Fashion (Re-Wire)


Falmouth University


United Kingdom


March 26, 2024

Application deadline

April 14, 2024

Job type




About the employer

Falmouth University is a multi-arts university in the south-west coastline of England in Cornwall. It is based across two campuses, one in Falmouth and the other in the close by town of Penryn. It was at first established in 1902 and later officially became a university in 2012. Apart from traditional fine art subjects, it currently offers degrees in advertising, architecture performance and marketing. In recent years, Falmouth has seen significant progress and investment where a new media centre has been established in 2017 covering photography and animation courses. With the association of the University of Exeter which carries out research on digital economy and sustainable, the organization has opened a library and teaching space named The Exchange. Falmouth students have recently positioned the university first in the UK for campus environment, library administrations and student welfare in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Its arrangement of courses covers the broadness of the creative industries, from art, design and fashion to gaming, music and film.

Students have access to proficient standard creative facilities. At Falmouth University, they work in association with various specialist institutions from the UK and around the globe. The organizations make more opportunities for students, ensuring access to excellent higher education in the creative sectors. Their chosen partners share the values and quality guidelines. They incorporate higher, further and private schooling providers globally and in the UK, who offer courses at varying levels and in differing modes. Students start their studies with either Falmouth University or a partner association but transfer to the next organization part-way through to finish their studies. Toward the end of their studies, they get grants from both Falmouth University and the partner association.

Academic Skills Group gives advice on the abilities required for academic study. Consultants can converse with students about everything from essay writing and time management to giving presentations and planning, research and writing dissertations. Student guides train second or third-year students from each course. Each new undergraduate student has a student coach, acting as a friendly face and point of for any inquiry they may have during their first year at Falmouth. Course facilities incorporate performance and recording studios, proficient standard photography facilities, excellent computerized manufacturing technology and a TV studio and display.

Students can personally visit the employability group at both campuses for careers advice and guidance. Support incorporates help with finding part-time work while at college, placement and internship opportunities, advice with CVs, applications, interviews, freelance work and starting a business. Falmouth additionally offers opportunities to study or work abroad as a major aspect of a degree. The Erasmus and Study Abroad Group can support students in arranging this enhancing experience.

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