Mrs Non Williams

Mrs Non Williams

Senior Lecturer, Media & Communication

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604815

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Non Vaughan Williams is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication and  Director of the Year in Industry degrees. She is also the department’s Employability Officer and the Employability Lead for the College of Arts and Humanities.

Non worked as a freelance producer and researcher and then for the BBC before embarking upon an academic career. She continues to produce programmes occasionally in order to keep in touch with the industry and promote experience for students.

She is one of the four members of staff in the department who speak Welsh, and lectures through the medium of Welsh and English.

Areas Of Expertise

  • The Welsh language and the Media
  • The documentary genre
  • Gender and broadcasting
  • Public broadcasting
  • Practical skills: radio, video, mobile technology and social networking
  • Production

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Non has a big interest in embedding aspects of employability in the curriculum in the form of assessments such as pitch presentations or by seeking work experience opportunities for students. She set up an Industry Panel to inform provision in  the Department of  Media and Communication and this has led to great employability results.

Research

At the moment, Non is studying for a PhD degree entitled: ‘Cyfraniad Menywod i Ddarlledu Cyhoeddus yng Nghymru yn ystod y Chwedegau Hirion’ (Women’s Contribution to Public Broadcasting in Wales during the Long Sixties’.

Conference papers:

2016: Richard Burton Conference

‘Cyfraniad Nan Davies: arloeswraig darlledu cyhoeddus yng Nghymru 1935-1969’.

2016: Doing Women’s Film and Television Network International Conference: ‘Structures of Feeling within public service broadcasting in Wales: Nan Davies’ experience at two BBC centres – Bangor and Cardiff’

2017: Welsh Women’s Archive Conference: ‘Nan Davies: O Dregaron i Drelew’

Award Highlights

Non is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Collaborations

Throughout her teaching career, Non has appreciated the importance of maintaining contact with industry through up-skilling and undertaking freelance production work. There is an effective relationship between the department’s staff and a panel of industry representatives that informs the provision at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. The Panel was formed following a discussion with the College of Engineering about their work with such panels, and was facilitated by a Creative Skillset grant.

A connection was established with BBC Wales Live when a member of their staff assisted with assessment. This led to work experience opportunities for bright students.