60 seconds with Ian Cummins, Senior Lecturer in Social Work

By Jun.12, 2016

Ian Cummins

Ian Cummins

1.What is your position within the School?

I am in a Senior Lecturer in Social Work.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

I have been at Salford since November  2003.

3.Which building are you based in?

Allerton C607.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

The current school was formed from the previous school  where I was based.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

Jackie Kay the Chancellor agreed to attend a reading group with students to discuss her brilliant memoir Red Dust Road.

6.What is your biggest dream?

A sabbatical at Berkeley.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

I read quite a lot and shout at the radio.

8.What was your first job?

I worked on Saturday at Sainsbury’s – the manger told me it was my duty that wherever I saw a Sainsburty trolley it was my duty to return it to the nearest store. A code I have lived by ever since.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

At work being introduced to students’ families and loved ones at Graduation

10.What would make your job easier?

Less admin.

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Buy Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System available from Critical Publishing  – it is excellent.

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