Alex Osmond worked as an Academic Skills Adviser and Project Manager at two UK institutions: Cardiff Metropolitan University and Brunel University. These two roles involved providing guidance to students focusing on the development of their academic writing. A module that Alex helped devise at Cardiff Metropolitan was nominated for a Times Higher Education Award in Outstanding Student Support. Alex has also taught a wide variety of skills sessions across specific degree programmes, and worked to develop online resources aimed at improving writing skills.
Subsequently, Alex has worked in research and policy roles in the housing and homelessness sectors in Wales; this work has also involved delivering guest lectures on relevant degree courses, as well as providing guidance to, and supervising, students interested in the sector. Alex remains interested in clarity and conciseness in writing, applying the same insight into the reports and policy documentation he produces now.