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Get Involved with WIHEA

The Academy is a collaborative community, comprising of fellows, alumni and members who each have a demonstrable commitment to Learning and Teaching and collectively represent the global and interdisciplinary staff and student body at Warwick.

How can I engage with the Warwick International Higher Education Academy?

Students and members of staff from the University of Warwick are invited to engage with the Academy to develop, embed and highlight our outstanding learning and teaching, in line with the distinctive nature of the University and the excellent reputation we have for academic achievement, both in research and teaching. We host and deliver a range of staff and student events, activities and funding opportunities to support this.

Please take a look at our Activities and Funding sections of this site for further information on how you can get involved or share your outstanding academic practices across the University and beyond.

What is the difference between a Fellow and a Member?

Staff and students are welcome to become a member of the Academy, if they can show that they are making a contribution to teaching and learning in their department or professional service and attend our open Academy events.

Members can join at any time throughout the year, whilst Fellows are recruited once a year. Staff Fellows remain in that role for three years and student Fellows remain in role for one year. Fellows are selected through an application and nomination route and commit to making an institutional contribution to learning and teaching at Warwick. At the end of a Fellow's Fellowship, they become WIHEA Alumni. There is more information on the selection process for staff and students on our Fellows page

Does getting involved aid my career?

Yes - being a Fellow or a member will make your commitment to learning and teaching more visible. The work of the Academy is partly to raise the standing and recognition of learning and teaching within the institution, and routes for doing so will be regularly discussed as part of the WIHEA programme of opportunities. Working with the Academic Development Centre (ADC), we will help you find your way into the national accreditation scheme for all who teach, and discuss how colleagues have received recognition for their teaching and learning achievements and leadership, both through external recognition and promotion.

Fellows have the opportunity to develop and show leadership of learning and teaching, including engagement with national and international peers, an aspect which is crucial to successful promotion.

Above all, the Academy offers a network of teaching- and learning-minded staff and students who will keep you encouraged and inspired.

Can only University of Warwick Staff and Students engage with the Academy?

Staff from other Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) are also invited to engage and collaborate with the Academy, please visit our WIHEA Connect pages for information on activities and events aimed at wider engagement. Staff from other HEI's can also become members so that they can be automatically informed of such activities. To request this type of membership please email 

Have any questions?

Email us at WIHEA at warwick dot ac dot uk


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