Professor Shân Wareing joins LSBU as Pro Vice-Chancellor
23 February 2015
Wareing joins LSBU from Buckinghamshire New University where she has
been Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching since November 2012, with a
portfolio for covering issues that will be core to her brief at LSBU including Learning
and Teaching, Student Services, and Curriculum Quality.
As part of
her role at LSBU she will lead on the development of the University's innovative
learning pathway which focuses on the use of blended learning and skills based
curricula to develop students employability and aspiration.
Wareing said: "I'm delighted to join LSBU at a time when the university is
focused on ensuring each graduate receives a personalised and high-quality
education which equips them for employment. I look forward to working with my
new colleagues to meet the high expectations of our students to enhance their
confidence and aspiration through professional development."
Professor David Phoenix commented "Professor Wareing brings with her a deep
understanding and passion for innovation in education combined with an enviable
track record of making a difference to student engagement. We are looking
forward to welcoming her to LSBU.
commitment to ensuring a high caliber academic environment, it is pleasing to
see we now have two National Teaching Fellows on our executive group providing
clear evidence of support for teaching alongside our investment in research and
Wareing holds degrees in English Language and Literature from Oxford
University, in linguistics, gender and education from Strathclyde University,
and in Higher Education Studies from the Institute of Education, London
University. She has worked in pre-92 and
post-92 universities in England and Wales, taught English for Academic Purposes
in Japan and was a visiting professor in linguistics at Michigan State
University, USA. She is a past Co-Chair
of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), was a member of the
2014 English Subject Benchmark Review Group, is a Principal Fellow of the
Higher Education Academy, a National Teaching Fellow, and a Fellow of the