Mike Cooper


Telephone: 0786 797 0880 

College: College of Humanities

  • Born and brought up in the US (Atlanta, Memphis, Washington DC and Manhattan), and graduated from Stuyvesant High School, New York City, in 1972.
  • BA English & Drama, Exeter, University 1975. PGCE (Secondary), Alsager College of Higher Education, 1976. 
  • Taught English and Drama in a Leeds comprehensive high school, 1976-1980. Youth & Community Centre Director, Leeds, 1980-82. Lecturer (later, Senior Lecturer) in English, Theatre, Film, etc., at Wakefield College, West Yorkshire, 1982-1994. Head of English, Foreign Languages, Media, etc., at Brockenhurst College, Hampshire, 1994-99.
  • Also, Examiner/Moderator and later Senior Examiner/Principal Moderator in GCSE/AS/A level English, for JMB and AEB, 1988-1999; plus, Examiner in AS level Critical Thinking OCR, 1998-1999.
  • Regional Director for the South East, at LSDA (the Learning and Skills Development Agency), 1999-2006.
  • Independent consultant in further education, skills and training, 2006-2020.
  • Now retired, and undertaking a part-time, external MbyRes in English at Exeter University from September 2019.