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Virginia Sharpe


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I am delighted to welcome you to the Warwick International Foundation Programme (Warwick IFP) and look forward to supporting you in your studies over the coming year. I began teaching Economics and Business Studies on the programme in 2012 and have also taught and examined A-level Economics and Business Studies since qualifying as a teacher in 2011. Each year I teach on the programme I am inspired by the dedication and commitment of my students to achieving their goals and a place at the university of their choice.

An MBA graduate from the University of Warwick, I joined the programme following a career in the food and allied industries. I started my career as a Food Technologist (HNC), managing product quality for multinational firms such as Unilever (Streets), BAT (snackfoods) and Lindeman's Wines. My commercial experience was gained in the businesss-to-business sector in Marketing and Sales management for other multinationals, including Rhodia and Hoechst in the UK and Europe, and as a Market Manager (food) for Burns Philp Trading in Australia.

I have a variety of interests (BA (Hons) Open), which include History and Classical Languages/Literature, so enjoy visiting anywhere of historical interest!

I wish you every success on your course and encourage you to take full advantage of all that the University of Warwick has to offer during your time with us.

Roles within Department

  • Module Convenor: Economic Theory

Modules Taught

  • Economic Theory
  • Foundations of Business