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Personal Statement

Dr. Paul Hare


Senior Teaching Fellow in Italian, School of Humanities, University of Strathclyde.




  • Design, delivery and assessment of modules in Italian language and Italian history for BA (Honours) and MA courses, as well as bespoke classes in commercial Italian, for students of the university’s Business School.
  • Creation and maintenance of class pages for individual modules on the university’s virtual learning environment, including interactive activities used for continuous assessment.
  • Pastoral and academic advice to undergraduate students.




  • Management of a small team of postgraduate and language assistants.
  • Input to the allocation of budget resources for core activities within the subject area of Italian, based on identified priorities.
  • Successful reintroduction, development and management of the Certificate of Continuing Education in Italian (evening degree programme), following the creation of a viable business plan approved at faculty level.
  • Academic coordination of international student exchange and mobility programmes within the School of Humanities.


Strategy and Knowledge Exchange


  • Collaboration with senior academics and managers in other faculties, in accordance with the university’s key strategy of internationalisation, to make the study modern languages accessible to students and staff across the institution.
  • Development and management of partnerships with external organisations (e.g. The Scottish Qualifications Authority, Glasgow City Council, The British Council, The University of Turin, The Italian Cultural Institute in Scotland, The Italian Embassy in the United Kingdom, other Italian teaching units in other British and Irish universities), with a view to enhancing student experience.
  • Drafting of informative and promotional literature for prospective students and stakeholders (e.g. sections of university website and undergraduate prospectus).
  • Significant input to the university’s open days, and organisation of events for school groups who wish to visit.
  • Coordination of school liaison initiatives involving staff and students, geared towards increased uptake of the study of modern languages in the west of Scotland.
  • As part of Scottish universities’ commitment to widening access, academic input to the annual summer school for modern languages, aimed at pupils from areas which, traditionally, have seen low numbers of young people applying to Higher Education.
  • Steering role in a pan-language working group for the university’s Learning in Later Life programme.


Research Interests


  • Literary and artistic patronage in Italian Renaissance Courts.

  • Language Acquisition in Scotland.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Trinity College

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Arts, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998