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Dr Anil Awesti

Senior Teaching Fellow and Senior Tutor

+44 (0) 24 7652 8459

Room WCE01.6, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Westwood Campus

Dr Anil Awesti is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Senior Tutor in the Centre for Lifelong Learning. His research interests are in Widening Participation, in particular issues of access, participation, retention and progression of students from ‘non-traditional’ backgrounds in universities. He teaches a CLL undergraduate module on ‘Widening Participation in Higher Education’. Immediately prior to joining the CLL he was the Widening Participation Officer/Researcher for Warwick’s School of Law where he established a recruitment and retention programme and Chair of the UK Political Studies Association’s Diversity & Equality Committee.

In his role as Senior Tutor in the CLL, Anil leads a student-facing team supporting the pastoral and academic-related needs of its diverse student body. His work focuses on providing strategic leadership for the CLL’s student support provision and, in doing so, developing a strategy, framework and environment to support the academic development of students.

Anil completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Warwick’s Department for Politics and International Studies (PAIS). His doctoral and postdoctoral research focused on local/regional development in the European Union (EU). His work explored the changing nature and role of the state in the contemporary EU, the vertical dispersal of authority away from the central state to the supranational and sub-national levels and in turn the emergence of multi-level governance (MLG) as a significant framework of policy-making. During that time, he was a Teaching Fellow in European/EU politics in PAIS. Anil currently teaches a ‘Politics of Brexit’ course on the CLL’s Open Programme. He is particularly interested in the implications of Brexit for disadvantaged communities and for local development funding.

Recent Publications, Papers and Guest Talks

2017 ‘Why Brexit & Trump, and what’s next?’. Presented at United Nations Association, Coventry, 1 March.

2016 ‘Pursuing the Diversity and Inclusion agenda: The PSA in the UK’. European Political Science, Vol. 15, No. 4 (with M. Flinders and H. Savigny).

2016 ‘Reaching Out: Widening Participation and Successful Transition.’ Paper presented at the Transition into Warwick Conference, Coventry, 5 July.

2016 ‘What does the EU do and what relationship can post-Brexit Britain have with it?’. Lacuna Magazine, July.

2016 ‘To Brexit or not to Brexit…?’ Presented at Coventry Skeptics in the Pub, Fargo Village, Coventry, 15 June.

2016 ‘Diversity and Equality: a 10 year strategic plan for the PSA.’ Paper presented at the Political Studies Association 66th Annual International Conference, Brighton, 21-23 March.

2015 ‘A Paper Making Proposals for a University of Warwick Policy on Use of Contextual Data in the Admissions Process’. Written for the University of Warwick Working Group on Admissions and Contextual Data.

2015 ‘Contextual Data: an institutional approach’. Paper presented at the Recruiting Warwick Students: 2015 and Beyond Conference, Coventry, 16 September (with J. Harrison).

2015 ‘The (dis)United Kingdom?’ Presented at the Coventry Festival of Social Sciences, Fargo Village, Coventry, 9 May.

2015 'Mind the Gap! Ethnic minority university access and attainment'. Paper presented at Warwick Leaders 2015 Conference, Coventry, 24 January.