Bronwyn Blaiklock

Position: Senior Learning Skills Advisor

Location: Library, Mt Helen Campus

Phone: (03) 5327 9192 

Email: b.blaiklock@federation.edu.au  

Biography:

As a Senior Learning Skills Advisor, Bronwyn supports students to acquire the academic skills necessary for successful university study. 

Since 2005 she has managed numerous projects at two regional universities in the areas of academic learning support and mentoring, editing and marketing communications, equity scholarships, and regional outreach. She has presented papers at various academic conferences on topics such as 'Transition pedagogy – Contributing to successful practice', 'Seeking a new model of learning support' and 'Action learning through mentoring', and 'Outreach, piano pedagogy and the future with technology'. Under her leadership, the University of Ballarat Mentor Program received an AUQA Commendation in 2008.

Bronwyn's leadership and commitment to community engagement is also evident in her work in the arts sector. Over the last 20 years, Bronwyn has built a diverse profile in professional writing and performing arts as an innovative educator, editor, artistic director, performer, administrator and adjudicator. As Head of Piano and Keyboard at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music, she established the Riverina Piano Pedagogy Conference and supported some of the RCM's most advanced piano students. Also a published poet, Bronwyn's writing has been anthologised in numerous Australian publications, and her first collection, Etching My Initials, was published by Melbourne Poets Union in the Union Poets Series Chapbooks #23 (2016). She has presented her poetry at the Clunes Booktown Festival, the Newstead Short Story Tattoo, the Words in Winter Festival, and the Castlemaine Poetry Readings. Bronwyn has contributed to state-wide literary initiatives through membership of the Board of Writers Victoria (2010-2014). Bronwyn founded the Pure Poetry Project in 2003 to facilitate the creative development of cross-discipline works, and contribute to the creation and presentation of Australian literature and composition: www.purepoetryproject.com.au

She completed a double degree Bachelor of Arts (German and Psychology double major), and Bachelor of Music (Honours in piano performance) at the University of Adelaide and Elder Conservatorium of Music. Bronwyn also holds a Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education) from the University of Ballarat.