University of Northampton International College

Lecturer Profiles

Claire Patterson-Young

Claire Patterson Young

What do you teach?

Creative and Critical Thinking.

What do you like most about the subject?

Creative and critical thinking helps students develop reason, logic, resourcefulness, imagination and innovation. Skills that promote positive outcomes for all students.

How would you describe your teaching style?

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”. – Aristotle’s famous quote on education is core to my teaching style. Instead of simply offering answers and solutions, I encourage students to learn through active participation.

Where else have you worked?

Coventry University, University of Bedfordshire and University of Northampton.

Your tip for university success:

Participate in extra-curricular activities and capitalize on opportunities.

Hossein Kalatian

Hossein Kalatian

What do you Teach?

Business/ Marketing Strategies and Product Life Cycle

What do you like most about the subject?

The ambitious nature of the students.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I try to use my personal business experiences as much as possible to help students understand that the subject they are studying will directly affect their future. I use range of teaching methods such as; classroom lecture and seminars, group discussion, review of weekly case study supported by a blended learning approach.

Where have you worked/studied previously?

I earned my PgD in Strategic Management and Leadership from City of London College. My areas of research include marketing strategies, foreign direct investment, change management, and strategic management. My PhD research is on the impact of foreign direct investment in economic performance of the UK. My teaching experience includes the business studies and its functions in relation to the different type of the businesses.

Your tip for University success:

Be confident but don’t assume you know it all. There is so much to learn and gain by being a student.