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Professor Peter Corvi (WBS) - National Teaching Fellow 2016

Peter Corvi

Professor Peter Corvi has been teaching Finance for the past two decades. During that time, he has taught a wide range of UG, MBA and MSc modules and has held a number of senior administrative roles including Director of Studies at the ICMA Centre, Reading, and Associate Dean (UG) and Associate Dean (WP) at Warwick Business School. He has been short-listed twice for a Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence, receiving a commendation in 2006 and an award in 2010. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Foundation Fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy.

Peter led the team that designed and developed a new Foundation Year entry route to Warwick Business School’s UG programme for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who do not meet the requirements for direct entry. The WBS Foundation Year admitted its first cohort of 25 students in October 2015, and each of those students has gone on to successfully complete the Foundation Year and progress to their UG1 year of study. Peter also introduced the Multicultural Scholars’ Programme (MSP) to Warwick Business School for students from ethnic backgrounds that are under-represented in UK higher education. The MSP is funded from generous philanthropic donations and provides scholars with financial support and a programme of social, cultural and careers-related events throughout their time at Warwick. The first cohort of WBS MSP scholars graduated in July 2016, all with good degrees. Peter’s achievements on these Widening Participation fronts were ‘Highly Commended’ in the Community Contribution category of the University of Warwick’s annual Staff Awards in March 2016.

Peter played a lead role in the re-design of the curriculum of the Warwick International Foundation Programme, a 9-month course that prepares international students for a UK university education in their chosen subject. The University of Warwick has recently decided to bring this provision in-house, and Peter has continued to play a full part in ensuring a successful launch in 2016-17.

Peter intends to continue his own professional development by enrolling part-time in the MA in Educational Assessment at UCL Institute of Education, London in 2017-18.