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Call for 2017 WIHEA Fellow Nominations now open!!!

The annual call to nominate WIHEA Fellows is now open. Faculty Chairs, the Registrar, University Librarian, HR Director and the Student Union (SU) are amongst those currently being invited to nominate new Fellows and existing fellows and members are being informed that the process of recruitment has started. The call is open across the university so that individuals can also now apply. Applicants or nominees will be expected to show a record of commitment to learning and teaching, some experience of leading good practice development for instance through projects, mentoring or curriculum development and indicate where they feel they have specific expertise to offer by providing a statement. They should also demonstrate that they will be able to invest some time and effort into taking on the responsibilities and leadership that comes with being a Fellow. As part of the appointment process, the Academy requires confirmation from the relevant Head of Department or Professional Service whether they support a Fellowship appointment. The Academy’s internal advisory group will make the final selection before the end of August 2017.

Click here for more information on the role of the Fellow, nomination guidance and statement form.

Thu 08 Jun 2017, 15:04

Visiting Educator Schedule for Dr Craig Hassed, Associate Professor, Monash University (10 June to 1 July 2017)

Our next WIHEA visiting educator being funded through the Monash Warwick Alliance Visiting Educators Scheme will be Dr Craig Hassed, Associate Professor from Monash University. The visit is being hosted by Prof Sarah Stewart-Brown, Professor in Public Health at Warwick Medical School.

Dr Hassed was one of the pioneers of mindfulness teaching in medicine, who embarked on the development and delivery of a wellbeing and mindfulness module in the late 1990's at the same time as one or two pioneers in the US. Although starting with elective modules for both students and GP's as the US pioneers were doing, Dr Hassed went on to develop a core curricululum course for the first two semesters of the medical school course. He was first in the world to do this and has been instrumental in introducing a variety of innovations into medical education and practice in Australia and overseas, with an emphasis on the application of holistic, integrative and mind-body medicine in medical practice.

Date & Time



15 June


(Lunch Provided)

For mindfulness facilitators and students at Warwick Medical School only.

This free workshop specifically focusing on Mindfulness in Medical Education. To attend please complete the on-line booking form.


16 & 17 June

(Delegate Rates)

Two Day Conference on Mindfulness in Health and Higher Education

Alongside other international experts in the field, Dr Hassed will provide a Keynote, workshop, contribute to two panel discussions and a brief performance as the Mindful Bard at the conference Dinner. For information on delegate rates and booking, please follow this link.

Scarman House

19 June

Keynote at the Universities’ UK Conference on Mindfulness in The HE Sector


28 June

12-2 (lunch provided)

and 2-4 (refreshments & snack provided)

WIHEA Masterclass: for all staff across the University

12pm for staff relatively new to Mindfulness

2pm for staff interested in or wanting to teach Mindfulness within any discipline.

To attend either or both sessions, please complete the on-line booking form.

Teaching Grid, The Library

29 June


(Lunch Provided)

For anyone teaching or interested in teaching Mindfulness in Midlands based Medical Schools

To attend this one day free workshop please complete the on-line booking form.

SO. 09.

30 June

Key Note lecture at Honourable Society of Inner Temple Conference Wellness for the Legal Profession

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

If you wouyld like to find out more about Dr Hassed's itinerary during his visit or potential collaboration opportunities, please contact Prof Sarah Stewart-Brown at

Thu 04 May 2017, 10:11 | Tags: Visiting Educator

HEFCE funding success: Student engagement and interdisciplinary learning


Dr Georgia Kremmyda and Dr Volkan Degirmenci have won funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund for their project Developing a student-driven educational model between, beyond and across disciplines.

The project will develop a conceptual model for exploring the ways in which students act as co-producers of learning, and how they might work beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. Project partners are Professor Gwen Van der Velden (Warwick International Higher Education Academy), Dr Nicholas Monk (Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning) and Professor Colin Eddie (UnPS Ltd). With a total value of £99,490 the project will take 18 months to complete.

Chris Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) commented:

Considering the competitive nature of Catalyst Funding, I really want to congratulate the team on this achievement. It's an imaginative bid on both student engagement and interdisciplinarity and therefore fits in very well with the key characteristics of a Warwick education. Humanitarian Engineering itself is already a highly innovative field, but this bid adds a whole new dimension to interdisciplinary curriculum development."

Find out more about Humanitarian Engineering or join the Warwick Humanitarian Engineering community.

Wed 10 May 2017, 12:00

Monash Warwick Alliance: Intercultural Communication

Dr Sophie Reissner-Roubicek (Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick) teaches on the MSc in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions and the BA in Language, Culture and Communication. In addition to designing and delivering blended intercultural training for professionals and students across disciplines and international, Dr Reissner-Roubicek's expertise in intercultural competence in applied settings is highly relevant to current work at Monash University. In particular, the focus on developing interventions to increase students ability to apply and articulate intercultural competence.

Funded through the Monash Warwick Visiting Educator Scheme, Dr Reissner-Roubicek's visit to Monash University at the begining of May 2017, will extend the collaboration with Dr Normand-Marconnet which was formed through the Monash Warwick Alliance Intercultural Competence project in 2016, when a three-stage training programme for students on study abroad was piloted and the project created a Train the Trainer resource for educators. The visit supports the continuing rollout of this training at Monash by building capacity in the post-experience section of the programme to help students' articulate their learning outcomes to employers and also contribute to the Monash Intercultural Competence Strategy by sharing a model of curricular skills development in intercultural teamwork that is applicable to educators in quantative disciplines.

During her visit, Dr Reissner-Roubicek will deliver a workshop to staff to introduce the interactive, digital learning resource and attend a networking breakfast for staff and students which will feature Intercultural Competence and Graduate Employability. The visit will provide Warwick with an insight into current approaches at Monash, including the delivery and evaluation models for the co-curricular training programme 'Leap into Leadership - Connecting across Cultures module as well as pilot projects taking place in the Faculties of Arts, Law and the Business School.

Tue 18 Apr 2017, 14:41 | Tags: Visiting Educator

Professor Kevin Moffat's Inaugural Lecture

On 29 March 2017, WIHEA and the School of Life Sciences jointly hosted the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Kevin Moffat to celebrate his recent appointment as Professorial Teaching Fellow. Missed the lecture? You can watch our video of the evening's highlights.

Fri 31 Mar 2017, 14:52

The Princess Royal Speaks to WIHEA Team

The Oculus, the University's new building dedicated to teaching, has been officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who visited the campus on 30 March and unveiled a plaque in the building. During the event, HRH had a conversation with some of our team members and fellows.

Fri 31 Mar 2017, 11:48

IATL/IAS Early Career Teaching Fellowship Competition 2017

This competition provides an opportunity to work in a role with Warwick's Institutes for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) and Advanced Study (IAS) to develop interdisciplinary pedagogy (examples include, but are not limited to: open-space learning, the digital, medical or environmental humanities, education for sustainability and eco-pedagogy, undergraduate research).

Application deadline extended to: 12:00 noon, Monday 27 March 2017

Fri 17 Mar 2017, 12:58

Innovation in International Education

Warwick has been honoured for developing the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) by the Institute of International Education (IIE) at the 2017 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education.

Established through the award-winning Monash-Warwick Alliance, the ICUR - which receives an Honourable Mention in the ‘International Partnerships’ category - brings undergraduate researchers together from seven countries for online research panels and presentations.

Using the latest in video conferencing technology, ICUR draws students together from universities across the world to participate in a single international forum with close to 100 separate sessions conducted over 48 hours. Follow our link for more information.

Tue 24 Jan 2017, 15:10

Congratulations! Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence and National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2016

The Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE) celebrate inspirational teaching and outstanding support of learning at Warwick. Students and staff from across the University nominate individuals who have excelled in enhancing and transforming the student learning experience. Some have recevied further recognition through the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. Warwick is very privaleged to have been awarded three National Teaching Fellowships this year, the maximum any one institution can win. Warwick is the only institution this year to have achieved this. WIHEA would like to congratulate this years winners, comemedees and national teaching fellows, many of whom are WIHEA Fellows. Congratulations to:

WATE winners:

  • Lorenzo Frigerio, Life Sciences (WIHEA Fellow)
  • Yvette Hutchison, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Camilla MacLean, Warwick Business School
  • Kate Mawson, Centre for Professional Education (WIHEA Foundation Fellow)
  • Michael Scott, Classics & Ancient History (WIHEA Foundation Fellow)

WATE Commedees:

  • Gay Fagan, Warwick Medical School
  • Mark Johnson, Warwick Business School
  • Nick Phillips, Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Mark Storey, English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Elke Thonnes, Statistics (WIHEA Foundation Fellow)

National Teaching Fellows:

  • Peter Corvi, Warwick Business School (WIHEA Foundation Fellow)
  • Rachel Dickinson, Warwick Business School (WIHEA Fellow)
  • Margaret Low, Warwick Manufacturing Group

For more information on the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence please follow this link.

Fri 13 Jan 2017, 13:54 | Tags: WATE

Developing a student-driven educational model between, beyond and across disciplines

Warwick has won funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund for a project to explore how students act as co-producers of learning, and how they might work beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries in Engineering, Economics and Politics.

Dr Georgia Kremmyda and Dr Volkan Degirmenci have been awarded the total value of £99,490, for the project which will take 18 months to complete. It will work with project partners Professor Gwen Van der Velden (Warwick International Higher Education Academy), Dr Nicholas Monk (Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning) and Professor Colin Eddie (UnPS Ltd).

Learn more about the project and humanitarian engineering at Warwick.

Wed 11 Jan 2017, 09:20

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