A cup of tea with…Sian Templeton

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For the next of our series, we go for a cup of tea with one of the School of Education team from the University of Gloucestershire. Today we have a cuppa and natter with Sian Templeton.


Hi, how are you? How do you like your tea?

Hi – I’m well thank you. I like my tea without milk or sugar, but I’d prefer a hot chocolate with marshmallows on top!

What is your role within the School of Education?

I am one of the lecturers within the BA Education team. I teach on some of the Masters modules and on the PGCAP and am also involved in a couple of ERASMUS + projects which means that I get to travel around a bit.

What does your typical day involve?

Not sure that there is a typical day for me. Usually I am doing some planning and teaching and talking to students who have popped in with a question. I am also trying to make sure that I have some time during the week to keep up to date on my research projects…particularly as Adeela is often offering ‘gentle reminders’ about deadlines for our writing!

How long have you been working at the University of Gloucestershire and what attracted you to the role?

I arrived here to join the BA Education team in January 2013, so almost 6 years now. Those who know me will know that I have a bit of a passion for how psychology can help us to understand what is happening for our learners. I felt that coming to UoG and working within the Education team would provide me with the opportunity to share that passion with potential future educators. I also liked the fact that I could cycle to work; especially on mornings such as today.

Sian Templeton University of Gloucestershire

Would you like a biscuit? Custard cream?

Oooh, I’d love a biscuit, but given the choice would go for a jammy dodger!

I’m sure it won’t hurt to break into the Christmas biscuit selection box a little early.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?

I generally like to keep active, playing netball, walking (and dragging my not so enthusiastic daughters along!), and I go to a dance class too.

What is the best thing about working in the School of Education?

The team – I am lucky to have some lovely colleagues and fab students to work with.

Is that the time? Let’s go for dinner. Where do you recommend we go?

Dinner sounds lovely; so many fab choices in Cheltenham. The Vine is always a tasty choice for me as I enjoy spicy food (although I haven’t graduated on to their 4 chilli ranked dishes yet though!).

Excellent, we’ll go to the Vine but probably best to steer clear of the Devil Curry. 


Sian Templeton is a Senior Lecturer and part of the BA Education team.