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Membership 2020/21

Chair (Nominee of the Chair of the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences)

Dr Naomi Waltham-Smith

Deputy Chair (UG & Chair of the FSS FYBoE)


Deputy Chair (UG)

Professor Jo Angouri

Deputy Chair (PG)

Will Haywood

Two representatives from each department of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Jo Angouri (Applied Linguistics (UG))

Dr Annamaria Pinter (Applied Linguistics (PG))

Dr Sarah Dahl (Education Studies)

Dr Mark Pulsford (Education Studies)

Professor Kylie Gray (CEDAR)

Dr Naomi Waltham-Smith (CIM)

Dr Nathaniel Tkacz (CIM)

Dr Phil Goss (CLL)

Will Haywood (CTE)

Professor Des Hewitt (CTE)

Dr Stefania Paredes Fuentes (Economics)

Dr Jennifer Smith (Economics)

Professor Christoph Hoerl (Philosophy)

Dr David James (Philosophy)

Dr Gabriel Siles-Brugge (PAIS)

Dr Chris Rogers (PAIS)

Dr Nisha Kapoor (Sociology)

Dr Cath Lambert (Sociology)

Professor Andrew Williams (Law) or Professor James Harrison (Law)

Dr Celine Tan (Law)

Professor Jacky Swan (WBS)

Professor Sue Newell (WBS)

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Professor Jon Coaffee

Institute for Employment Research

Dr Sally-Anne Barnes

Learning and Development Centre

Dr Jennie Mills

Warwick Foundation Studies

Samantha Cook

Samantha Grierson

One Undergraduate Student From the Faculty of Social Sciences


One Postgraduate Taught Student from the Faculty of Social Sciences


One Representative from each of the other Faculties

Dr Liz Barry (Arts)

Professor James Tresilian (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

Faculty of Social Sciences Senior Tutor

Dr David Lees

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Terms of Reference

(a) To consider Faculty-level implementation of the University Education Strategy

(b) To work with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Chairs of the Boards of the Faculties, Academic Directors and others to develop Faculty-level approaches to key themes such as Employability, Assessment, Joint Degrees, Feedback and other strategic and topical Education matters

(c) To develop and share best practice, enabling all departments to learn from the experience of the best across a range of areas of practice

(d) To make recommendations to the Board of the Faculty in relation to the development of Education policy and practice

(e) To consider departmental progress towards enhancing the student experience, including as recognised in sector metrics

(f) To contribute to ensuring that Faculty-level education provision remains cutting edge and attractive in a competitive marketplace

(g) To advise and report to the Board of the Faculty on all matters relating to the organisation of teaching including curricula, assessment, examinations and wider student experience

(h) To consider and approve, on behalf of the Board, changes to undergraduate modules in the Faculty, pending the availability of Phase 2 of the SITS workflow

(i) To consider periodic reports from Faculty Education Chairs (appointed to represent the Faculty on examination PRPs and appeals committees Investigating Committees; Continuation of Registration Committees and to approve requests from students for unusual options/variations to curricula/variations to methods of assessment and reports from examiners on research theses) on issues arising for broader education strategy

(j) To discharge the above responsibilities across all levels of study

Reporting Structure

The Faculty Education Committee (Social Sciences) reports to the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Secretary: Mahfia Watkinson

(EFSS at warwick dot ac dot uk)

Assistant Secretaries:

Victoria Cox/Becca Kirk
(EFSS at warwick dot ac dot uk)

Papers for consideration by the Faculty Education Committee (Social Sciences) should be submitted to the Secretary THREE weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

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Dates of meetings of the Faculty Education Committee (Social Sciences) can be found within the University Committee Timetable.

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

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