Committee

SIG Convenor: Aleks Palanac (University of Leicester)

I am an EAP/ESOL practitioner at the University of Leicester and have been heavily involved in developing its University of Sanctuary initiative, particularly by widening participation to HE for asylum seekers and refugees through trauma-informed English language provision. More information about my social justice work in EAP and ESOL is available here

Secretary: Weronika Fernando (QMUL)

Treasurer: Michèle le Roux (Durham University DCAD & Birmingham University BIA)

I am an independent EAP teacher, trainer and curriculum developer. I currently work as Teaching Fellow in EAP at the University of Birmingham; as MATESOL supervisor and assessor for Durham University; and as an online tutor for the Cara Syria project. I am also qualified in Catechesis, in Spiritual Accompaniment and in the facilitation of Nonviolent Communication and Circles of Trust. I seek to position myself with integrity at the interface of these two professional identities and to build bridges, resilience and community.

Events Officer: Iwona Winiarska-Pringle (University of Glasgow)

I am an EAP Practitioner at the University of Glasgow where I have been teaching on a range of in-sessional and pre-sessional courses since 2013. I have a Masters degree in TESOL and Translation from the University of Warsaw and a postgraduate diploma in Information Governance from Univeristy of Bath. In 2017 I was awarded Higher Education Fellowship. My particular areas of interest are: student engagement, educational mobility, curriculum for sustainable learning and development, educational dialogue and oracy. More information about my work here

Social Media & Web Officer: Jo Kukuczka (University of Bristol)

I am an EAP practitioner-researcher passionate about theory and research informed higher education curriculum, assessment and feedback, the role of social justice in higher education curriculum, as well as the role of higher education curriculum in advancing social justice. I am a Fellow of Advance HE and BALEAP, and my current roles are: Subject Lead (EAP) at the University of Bristol Centre for Academic Language and Development, a Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDinHE) peer reviewer, and an EAP External Examiner for an overseas HEI. More information about my work is available here

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