Retirement for legend Shorthand Sue

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Shorthand teacher, Sue Green. Pic © JMU Journalism

Her teaching exploits have been recognised and appreciated at JMU Journalism and far beyond for more than a decade, but shorthand lecturer, Sue Green, has decided to call a halt to her career as she takes retirement.

‘Shorthand Sue’, as she is affectionately known, is widely regarded as an outstanding and highly respected teacher of the art of Teeline. Her influence on the subject can be seen by the fact that her now-famous YouTube masterclass clips have so far collectively totalled more than 150,000 views online.

Colleagues and students gathered at LJMU’s Redmonds Building on Friday to pay tribute to 67-year-old Sue, giving her a warm and rousing send-off to celebrate her achievements.

Sue, who hails from Barrow-in-Furness, said: “I don’t actually feel like I’m leaving yet because I’ve still got another five exams to run and a few more classes to do! I’m kind of looking forward to having the time to myself, but of course I will miss the students and staff.”

Programme Leader, Jackie Newton, said: “It’s been a proud boast of this course for a long time that we have the greatest shorthand teacher in the universe. Now she’ll be the greatest shorthand teacher in retirement, and we’ll miss her terribly.

“We all wish her the very best in her new life and she takes with her our boundless thanks, appreciation and good wishes.”

YouTube: Shorthand Sue’s masterclass