Director of Studies – Frankie Frangeskou
Frankie holds a Master of Education from the University of Cambridge and is currently studying towards a PhD in Education at the university. His current research focus is an exploration into the influence of self-identity on LGB school leaders and their leadership. He also presented at the 7th International Conference on Professional Doctorates, 2021 – view the poster for Frankie’s presentation.
I trained as a teacher in 2009/10 having previously worked in the world of commerce and industry in advertising and marketing as well as recruitment. My specialism is Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and I worked as the Head of a large language department in the state sector in London before joining MPW Cambridge in August 2018.
What is your role at MPW?
I’m a Director of Studies, Easter Revision Course Director, Head of the Social Sciences Department, which covers Psychology and Sociology, and Head of local marketing.
A big part of being a Director of Studies is being a Personal Tutor – this is my favourite aspect of the role and something that I really enjoy. As a Personal Tutor, I have one-to-one meetings on a weekly basis with students, advising and guiding them on their academic life as well as supporting them from a personal and well-being perspective.
As Easter Revision Course Director, I am responsible for setting up and running an Easter school offering intensive revision for up to 400 students from all over the country. This has been an extremely successful element of MPW for over 30 years and I am very proud to be a part of it.
Being the Head of Social Sciences, I mentor teachers, helping them with their career and professional development.
I’m also responsible for local marketing and social media, as well as running and organizing events such as our annual Celebration of Achievements evening and our Open Events.
Any tips for future MPW students studying in Cambridge?
MPW students are in one of the education capitals of the world with the University of Cambridge on our doorstep and that’s what they need to take advantage of. The university offers an abundance of open lectures and seminars which can really add value to a student’s UCAS personal statement.