Prior to joining Leeds I worked at the University of Sheffield for over 10 years, across a range of professional services roles including in central teams such as study abroad and outreach, as well as in academic departments including the School of Law as a Recruitment and External Engagement Team Leader and in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering as an Employability, Placements and Alumni Ofifcer. I joined Leeds University Business School as a Teaching Fellow in September 2018 and in August 2020 I was promoted to Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship).
Alongside my full-time role in LUBS I am pursuing my Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) at the University of Sheffield. My research interests are around career development and social mobility.
Mottershaw, S. 2020. ‘Bridging the gap between leadership and success for under-represented students’. Advance HE Learning and Teaching Conference. Online. 7th July 2020.
Barksby, S., Mottershaw, S. and Scott, K. 2020. ‘Business degrees, transferable skills and the future’. UCAS Annual Conference for Teachers and Advisers. Brighton. 3rd February 2020.
Mottershaw, S., Viragos, A. 2019. ‘Personal tutoring models: attendance and engagement’. British Academy of Management MKE Conference, ‘Teaching and Learning for Impact’. York St John University. 19th June 2019.
Ongoing: I coordinate and regular deliver at the bi-monthly LUBS Social Mobility Forum and facilitate the alternating bi-monthly LUBS Social Mobility Reading group.
February 2021: Delivered School of Education Scholarship Sharing Good Practice workshop – ‘Listening Rooms’
October 2020: Presented at Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Share Adopt Adapt workshop – ‘Personal tutoring and dissertation supervision during a pandemic’
February 2020: Facilitated Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Journal Club – ‘Friendship as Method’
September 2019: LUBS Enhance Conference – ‘Moving to One Drive’
- Faculty Director of Taught Student Social Mobility
- Discovery Theme Leader (Ethics, Religion and Law)
I have a wide range of research interests, including:
- Social mobility and reducing deficit thinking in HE
- Career development policies for under-represented student groups
- Personal tutoring
I have also peer reviewed journal articles for the International Journal for Students as Partners, the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, and a UKAT special edition of Frontiers in Education, ‘Academic Advising and Tutoring for Student Success in Higher Education: International Perspectives’.
- PG Diploma and QCD, Career Development - Nottingham Trent University
- MA (Hons) Political Theory - University of Sheffield
- BA (Hons) Philosophy - University of Sheffield
- British Academy of Management (BAM)
- Career Development Institute (CDI)
- Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE), Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT)
Since joining LUBS I have taught on a range of modules on topics such as academic and employability skills, business ethics and sustainability. I have been module leader for LUBS1876 Academic and Employability Connections, LISS1043 Ethics for Business and Society and LUBS3003 Business Ethics.
I am personal tutor to undergraduate students across all year groups and placement tutor for students undertaking a year in industry. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.