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Congratulations to Tilly Harrison for WAPTE Win!

We are delighted that our Senior Tutor Tilly Harrison has won a Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE)! Many congratulations Tilly!

The excerpt below is from the official announcement and shows how much Tilly is providing the Applied Linguistics Community with.

Tilly Harrison has been the Senior Tutor in the Centre for Applied Linguistics for the past 10 years working closely with colleagues to build personal tutoring for their undergraduate provision. […]Her approach combines pastoral support, an emphasis on social integration in the department and university communities and academic and professional development for all students. Amongst her colleagues and students, Tilly is known as the ‘heart and soul’ for community cohesion and wellbeing initiatives and colleagues in the department acknowledge her consistently excellent contribution.

More details can be found here:

Thu 23 Jul 2020, 11:21

Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey provides expert comment for CNBC article

Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey from Applied Linguistics has provided expert comment as part of a CNBC article on British attitudes toward face masks: ‘Most Brits just won’t wear face masks — here’s why’

The article also refers to Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey and Professor Perry Hinton’s expert comment piece from May 2020 examining ‘How does wearing a face mask become the cultural norm?’ looking at the East Asia context.

They also published a second piece ‘Will face masks become the norm in Europe?’ looking at what factors may make mask-wearing a cultural norm in Europe and the UK.

Thu 16 Jul 2020, 11:11

They think it's all over: Has recent government messaging given people reason to let loose?

Dr Kieran File considers how the government’s messaging choices and strategies may have contributed to loosening of the public's collective will to stay in lockdown in a piece for the University of Warwick's Knowledge Centre.

Fri 03 Jul 2020, 15:58

Applied Linguistics ranked 7th in the Complete University Guide 2021

Applied Linguistics at Warwick has retained its ranking as 7th for Linguistics in the Complete University Guide 2021

Jo Angouri, Director of Undergraduate Studies said “Our students are at the heart of our strong learning community. Our approach, underpinned by world leading research, rejects traditional passive learning and enables and empowers students to take ownership of their learning journey. We are delighted that the experience we offer here at Applied Linguistics is reflected in our league table success.”

Wed 24 Jun 2020, 15:42

Short Courses in Applied Linguistics: Global Development in times of Pandemic

Applied Linguistics Teaching Fellows Penny Mosavian and Cathy Prentice have written a piece on what Short Courses have been up to since the lockdown, which is available to read here.

Tue 23 Jun 2020, 11:55

Isabelle Heyerick on the lack of diversity in the signed language profession

Dr Isabelle Heyerick, a WIRL-COFUND Postdoctoral Fellow from Institute of Advanced Study and Applied Linguistics, has posted an opinion piece (in English and Flemish Sign Language) about the lack of diversity in the signed language profession.

You can view the piece here:

Thu 18 Jun 2020, 12:12

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