Robin Naylor has a strong commitment to the opening up of higher education to all individuals, regardless of background or other personal characteristics. His research has been influential in the adoption of Widening Participation strategies such as contextualised offers. As a teacher and strategic leader within Warwick and nationally, his aim is to enable positive outcomes for all.
Professor Colin Macdougall's contribution to enhancing medical education at the University of Warwick, as well as nationally and internationally, is highly significant both in terms of its depth and breadth. Throughout his career he has been at the forefront of reimagining and enhancing the learner experience in academic and clinical contexts, and his contribution to the development of apprenticeship pedagogy in clinical contexts has been deeply influential both at Warwick and beyond.
Professor Jo Angouri's vision for student empowerment focuses on creating the conditions and support for students to take ownership of their learning and to develop a clear voice and a global outlook through their higher education journey. Jo believes it is important to weave into the fabric of the student academic experience the development of a research mindset and skills, whilst at the same time enable students to apply their knowledge to real world challenges, disseminate their work beyond academia from a very early stage and support them to make a difference in the world.
University of Warwick
Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Strategic Lead for Internationalisation
Gwen van der Velden started out in Higher Education as a student activist in the Netherlands. Alongside her studies she then took on a role as critical observer of lecturers in the sciences. This combination of roles gave her a passion for educational enhancement and after moving to the UK she worked at the Universities of Kent and Bath on teaching enhancement through student agency. Gwen is now Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Student Experience) at the University of Warwick.