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WIHEA Seminar: Widening Participation

shan.jpgPresented by Professor Shân Wareing, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience at London South Bank University (LSBU) and a Professor of Teaching in Higher Education on 06 June 2017.

Professor Shân Wareing has responsibility for learning enhancement across London South Bank University, the Centre for Research Informed Teaching and the LSBU Education Framework, and for Student Services and Employability, digitally enhanced learning, quality assurance and enhancement, and work based learning. She joined LSBU in May 2015 from Bucks New University where she was Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, overseeing the 2014 Research Excellence Framework submission and leading University preparations for Research Degree Awarding Powers.

She holds degrees in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, in linguistics, gender and education from Strathclyde University, and in Higher Education Studies from the Institute of Education, London University. She taught English for Academic Purposes in Japan and was a visiting professor in linguistics at Michigan State University, USA.

She is a past Co-Chair of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), was a member of the 2014 English Subject Benchmark Review Group, is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Leadership Foundation and a National Teaching Fellow.

Professor Shan Wareing shared her interest in and many years experience of creating HE opportunities and positive outcomes for widening participation students. Shan is an outstanding speaker with a critical view of Higher Education that is most inspiring, her recent critical letter to the newly appointed Chair of the Office For Students on WonkHE illustrates her strong commitment to students and society, instead of mere metrics.