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Meet our new WIE Fellows

The Warwick Institute of Engagement (WIE) is delighted to announce the appointment of 38 Foundation Fellows, 27 Honorary Fellows and 32 Associate Fellows.

Undergraduate Jerry Yu explains how he got involved:
'Hi, my name is Jerry Yu, I’m currently a second year Biochemistry student and I’m also a fellow of WIE. Engagement is all about sharing your passion with others. As a life sciences student, my passion lies in bioscience. However, I first discovered my eagerness for sharing as an Outreach Officer for Warwick BioSoc.The goal of this position was to spread enthusiasm towards life sciences around the local community and that is what I did I organised talks and even designed and taught life sciences lessons to primary school children. As a result of my work, I was recommended by a professor to apply to be a WIE fellow. I applied and here I am now. Engagement is important as it inspires and allows others to make informed decisions about what they enjoy. As a WIE fellow, I will be working to improve how engagement is done in the university and create more engagement opportunities which are welcoming and interesting especially in the current pandemic. More importantly, I would like to inspire you to share your passions with others. Afterall, what is life without a little bit of spice.'

Eight other members of SLS have also secured fellowships:
Honorary Fellows - Kevin Moffat, Rebecca Freeman
Foundation Fellows - Cansu Kuey, Ian Hands-Portman, Rachael Kirwan
Associate Fellows - Ellie Jameson, Eric Holub and Freya Harrison

Wed 17 Mar 2021, 10:21 | Tags: staff, student, engagement

Future Leader to Watch – Fabrizio Alberti

FabrizioFuture Leader to Watch is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of Reviews published in Biology Open, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Dr Fabrizio Alberti is first author on ‘Recent developments of tools for genome and metabolome studies in basidiomycete fungi and their application to natural product research’, published in BiO.
Read the interview 

Wed 09 Dec 2020, 10:37 | Tags: staff, Interview

Post-Doctoral Research Prizes 2020

  • Dr Collette Guy has been awarded the Faculty Post-Doctoral Research Prize for Life Sciences for her paper on 'Targeting extracellular glycans: tuning multimeric boronic acids for pathogen-selective killing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis'. Collette is based in Dr Liz Fullam's group but also works with the Gibson group in Chemistry.
  • Dr Ed Hill has been chosen as one of the winners from Mathematics of the Faculty Post-Doctoral Research Prize for his paper 'Seasonal influenza: Modelling approaches to capture immunity propagation'. Ed works with Dr Mike Tildesley and Professor Matt Keeling on modelling the spread of disease, as well as collaborating with other members of the Life Sciences, Mathematics and Medical School departments.

Wed 27 May 2020, 14:53 | Tags: staff, prize

New Dean of Students

RebeccaDr Rebecca Freeman has been appointed as the new Dean of Students from September 2019. The purpose of the role is to operate at institutional level to support the enhancement of the student experience through new and improved engagement strategies, and to ensure that the academic pastoral needs of students are considered in University-wide strategic developments and delivery.

Find out more about Rebecca and her role

Thu 12 Sep 2019, 10:46 | Tags: staff

Raising Awareness on Bullying and Harassment -13 June 2019

On Thursday 13 June 2019, the School of Life Sciences and Warwick Medical School Athena SWAN committees will jointly be hosting an event on 'Raising Awareness on Bullying and Harassment'.

This FREE event will take place at the Gibbet Hill Campus, University of Warwick.

Please register for this event

If you have any queries, please contact

Tue 09 Apr 2019, 15:11 | Tags: staff, student, event

Papin Prizes 2019 - Shortlist Success

Ian at microscopeA huge congratulations to Ian Hands-Portman who has been shortlisted for a Papin Prize.

These are prestigious awards to be made to technicians across the UK and Ireland who have demonstrated excellence in their field. Ian has been shortlisted for both the core facility and outreach categories.

Fri 05 Apr 2019, 12:01 | Tags: staff, prize