Susan Starkings was Head of Skills for Learning at London South Bank University. She has been teaching for over 30 years both in FE and HE. She is a National Teaching Fellow in Mathematics & Statistics, awarded in 2006 from the HE Academy and an honorary title for life. She was also, in 2008, awarded a UCU life changer award for her work in education. Her specialty is in helping nursing, and other, students succeed in their numerical/mathematical calculations. She now volunteers at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent.