new book released - Dr Michael Wyness
More scholarship success
Another China Scholarship Council scholarship has been awarded for a PhD student who will join us later in the year.
Two ESRC studentships were awarded earlier.
Department scholarships to be announced early July
Our PGT students are featured on the Warwick Institute of Engagement website
Some of our fantastic PGT students have been featured on the Warwick Institute of Engagement website for their work on the placement module as part of their MA Global Education and International Development. Do take a look at their videos and blog pieces here: https://warwick.ac.uk/wie/studentsengage/spotlight/may2021/.
Alumni Success- Afiqah Ab Rahman, PhD achieves FHEA status
We are delighted to share the news that one of our PhD alums, Afiqah Ab Rahman, has been awarded the status of Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, which she successfully applied for whilst undertaking her PhD study.
Afiqah has a background in teaching English in Malaysia, and used this experience and the experience she gained whilst at Warwick, to be able to apply for Fellowship status through the experienced teaching staff route, rather than Associate Fellowship status through the Postgraduate Research student route.
Afiqah studied her PhD under the supervision of Dr Michael Hammond, investigating vocabulary learning strategies among Malaysians in the UK. She also successfully passed her PhD with no corrections.
Afiqah is currently working for Brunel University London as an Academic Skills Advisor, where she is able to use the skills that she learnt in her PhD, and also empathise with the students that she supports, as she has been in the same position as them. She would like to be able to give the same excellent support to students that she received from Dr Hammond.
Afiqah now plant to gain senior Fellowship status, using her understanding of pedagogy and teaching philosophy to deliver more effective and interactive sessions to her students.
"The Fellowship is about understanding and developing my own knowledge of the subject I teach, learning effective approaches to teaching learning in terms of how to assess students and how to give feedback to students; and showing my commitment to me as a professional. Understanding the diversity that students bring and how I have been developing myself professionally, and how I intend to further develop myself in the future. My teaching is based on research- I need to understand why I do this, why I do things that way. The PhD and FHEA marry together- how do I deliver what I have learnt in my PhD in my teaching? The FHEA teaches me about transferable skills in teaching and how to upgrade my skills as a teacher, and upgrade my teaching to students."
New journal publication - Dr Emma Langley
We are pleased to note the new publication from Dr Emma Langley:
Langley, E., Totsika, V., Hastings, R.P., Bailey, T. (2021). Family relationships and their associations with perceptions of family functioning in mothers of children with Intellectual Disability (ID). American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities