Jo Hughes

Insessional module coordinator English for General Purposes

Jo coordinates the Insessional English for General Purposes at INTO University of Exeter and also has special responsibility for science support courses. Her duties include teaching academic writing and presenting for science, Oral Communication Skills, debate-based Current Issues, and classes for family members of Exeter University students. She also teaches the intermediate Credit-Rated Listening and Speaking course (ELC 1724).

Jo’s experience in Academic English teaching includes 8 years at a Japanese University, 3 years at a Chinese University and several years working part-time doing teacher training and ESP courses at the College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth. She has taught English for a wide variety of more specialised reasons: from military officers to hairdressers and has had experience teaching in South America, Scandinavia and Asia.

Responsibilities at INTO University of Exeter:

  • Coordinator of English for General Purposes for undergraduate and postgraduate study
  • Coordinator for online Password visa test assessment [written section]
  • Liaison with science colleges for the creation of support courses for scientists
  • Creation of PhD Driving License for CEMPS
  • Creation of materials for Family Classes, Current Issues, OCS, Academic Writing for Science and Presentations


Master in Arts by research (Medieval History) (University of Durham), Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Books and Library Materials (West Dean College; affiliated to the University of Southampton) Diploma in TEFL (RSA), Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in History and Archaeology (Leeds University

Phone: +44 (0) 1392725465