Andrew Reeves

Taking new Diploma apprentices?
Individual or group tutorials
Notes about contacting me

Via email through website.

My phone number

07848 007786
About me

I have a background as an academic, an educator and a community activist. My focus for the past decade has been on community-level action for sustainability – whether through establishing initiatives such as Transition Leicester, setting up or supervising research projects on these themes or teaching on Permaculture courses and Masters courses at De Montfort University.

I first came across Permaculture in the early 2000s, doing a weekend intro course with Andy Goldring and Suzi High in Leeds, and then did my PDC in Leicester with Hannah Thorogood in 2011. I completed my diploma in May 2015 and my current focus is to offer support to apprentices on the Diploma pathway in the East Midlands.

Diploma Tutor Experience

- People-focussed designs, including personal development including action learning planning and career planning

- Community Projects, including sustainability education and social enterprise planning

- Off-grid living, including solar photovoltaic system design and living on narrowboats

Diploma Tutor Skills

- Community Sustainability Projects and Transition Towns
o I have co-founded or supported the establishment of over twenty community sustainability projects including Transition Leicester, Green Fox Community Energy and Greenlight festival
o I worked for two years running a local support hub for such projects in the Leicester area
o I now work as an academic researching, supporting and evaluating the impacts of these projects

- Project Planning and Development
o I have strong skills in initiating, planning and supporting the development of community projects

- Research
o I am a social scientist, interested in sustainability initiatives at a local scale and the psychology and social issues affecting how they are run

- Supervision and Mentoring
o As well as being a Tutor for Permaculture Diploma Apprentices, I also supervise PhD and Masters students doing work in the area of community action for sustainability

- Environmental Psychology
o I teach a course at De Montfort University which explores the socio-psychological and contextual influences on public engagement with sustainability and low-carbon lifestyles

- Teaching and Education
o I hold qualifications in teaching in lifelong learning and higher education and English as a foreign language
o I am passionate about participatory and inclusive learning, and have many years’ experience of teaching in this way in a variety of settings