Angela Annesley

Job title
Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Film

Angela is a senior lecturer on BA(Hons) Film and a printmaker specialising in woodcut illustration for books and film. Her specialisation is in the written word, and in helping students to turn their opinions into journalism that will get them noticed in the industry. 

A former journalist, magazine editor, sub-editor and graphic designer, she has worked for the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, English Heritage, Blue Plaque Poets, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Business Age, Accountancy Age, and many others in both staff and freelance roles. She has been both a chief sub-editor (London Section, Sunday Times Magazine) and a managing editor (Business Age), as well as running her own contract publishing company for ten years.

Her teaching covers film journalism, sub-editing, writing and magazine management, specialising in developing professional and creative writing and editing skills. Research interests include iPads in Art & Design, student retention and satisfaction initiatives, the role of fun in higher education, functional linguistics in teaching and student employability.

Angela is a freelance writer and editor for paper and online publications, a partner in a graphic design and video company, and is also a printmaker specialising in woodcuts - Her work can be seen in local galleries and in a range of national and local books and publications. 


YearQualificationAwarding body
BA Hons English & German
Lancaster University
PGCHE in Creative Education
University College Falmouth
MA in Creative Education
Falmouth University
Investigating Language in Action (MA module)
Open University
University of Leicester
Fellow of the HEA

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Using functional linguistics for employability and effective teaching in higher education, iPads in higher education, the first year experience, transition, fun in higher education, student feeback mechanisms, the use of iPhones for student marketing.

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Book Chapter

Annesley, Angela, Watters, Hilary, Souleles, Nicos, Bull, Ben and Savva, Stephania (2015) Comparing student and faculty perceptions on the instructional value of iPads in art and design education. In: Ipads in Higher Education: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Use of IPads in Higher Education (ihe2014). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Online. ISBN 1-4438-7626-7 Item availability may be restricted.


Areas of teaching

Writing About Film
Film Journalism
Employability (Film)
Production Journalism

Courses taught

FLM140 Film Journalism, FLM205 Writing About Film, FLM312 Professional Practice 1, 314 Professional Practice 2
FLM140 Film Journalism, FLM205 Writing About Film, FLM312 Professional Practice 1, 314 Professional Practice 2

Business engagement

Business start ups

Professional engagement