Qingling is a DPhil student in Higher Education and a Kwok Scholar.
Qingling’s research examines the enabling and hindrance factors in enhancing the quality of higher technical education in Africa for youth upskilling and empowerment. Her research interests encompass higher technical skills training, work-based learning, university-industry collaboration, employability, and entrepreneurship.
As a part-time learner, Qingling is a full-time practitioner in international development advancing inclusive and equitable quality higher education, with focuses on quality assurance, internationalization of higher education, skills development and youth empowerment.
Holding a Master in Public Policy Degree from Oxford (Kwok Scholar) and an MSc in Development Management (Lee Scholar) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Qingling has worked across developing contexts in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
Adam is a researcher in the Department’s Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance. He is currently a co-investigator on the ‘Unlocking the potential of AI for English law’ project.
This project is funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s (ICSF) Next Generation Services Research Programme and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), run by researchers in the Oxford departments and faculties of Law, Economics, Computer Science, Education and the Said Business School, in 2019 and 2020.
Liz is a solicitor (non-practising) of over 20 years experience with over 19 years’ experience in higher education.
Liz has published on legal education, blended learning, e-portfolios and legal skills and has wide teaching experience of postgraduate and undergraduate law students and legal apprentices as well as peer training on taxation issues in practice. Liz has also served on the Law Society VAT and Duties Tax Subcommittee for over a decade. Liz is one of a team of authors for OUP’s forthcoming SQE series of texts.
- Comparing legal professional education with education in other professions: what can they teach us? UKCLE Conference 2011. https://ials.sas.ac.uk/ukcle/18.104.22.168/archive/law/learning-in-law-annual-conference/2011/papers/chairs-report-amanda-fancourt.1.html
- Interaction and Reflection: International Review of Law, Computers and Technology 2010 (Polding, Liz, James Catchpole, and Jill Cripps. “Interaction and Reflection: A New Approach to Skills and Accounts Teaching on the Legal Practice Course.” International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 24.1 (2010): 83-92. Web.)
- Interaction and Reflection UKCLE Conference 2009 https://ials.sas.ac.uk/ukcle/22.214.171.124/archive/law/resources/enhancing-learning-through-technology/index.html
- LPC Skills Online OUP 2009 (Polding, Liz., and Jill. Cripps. LPC Skills Online. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010. Print.)
- E-learning module of the toolkit for teachers for UKCLE 2008 https://ials.sas.ac.uk/ukcle/126.96.36.199/archive/law/resources/guides/index.html
- Delivering blended learning by open source methods. https://ials.sas.ac.uk/ukcle/188.8.131.52/archive/law/resources/enhancing-learning-through-technology/index.html
- Journal of Information Law and Technology UKCLE 2007 (Polding, Liz. “Leading Change – Integrating E-Learning Into an Existing Course.” Legal Information Management 7.1 (2007): 59-63. Web.)
- Getting started with e-portfolios UKCLE 2005 https://ials.sas.ac.uk/ukcle/184.108.40.206/archive/law/resources/personal-development-planning/oxilp/index.html
Fahad is reading for a DPhil in Education (part-time). He has over fifteen years professional experience in the education sector, in particular, higher education.
He has held senior roles in staff and student development, human resources, policy and strategy. Fahad holds a BSc in Education and Science and an MBA. Prior to commencing his doctoral studies, he was elected an Academic Visitor at St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford. Fahad’s research focus is on the quality of undergraduate medical education for Qatari doctors.
Anay is passionate about education for first generation learners in remote rural and tribal India.
He loves sports, conversation about philosophy and spirituality, and flowers.
He hopes to transform the teacher education system in India after completing his DPhil at Oxford.
Title of Thesis
The Role of teachers in differentiated education in South India
Nangalia, A. (2016). The Role of English in Wastepicker Communities in Bangalore: A Grounded Theory AND Design and Implementation of English Language Teaching Program. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
Kamal Armanious is particularly interested in the topic of education governance to explore what is possible in developing an improved governance system for technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
There have always been various calls from different international organisations such UNESCO, ILO, World Bank, OECD etc. to develop a transformed and transformative approach to TVET. This is attractive for certain theoretical as well as practical reasons; however, one set of limitations in achieving this vision lies in the arena of governance. Mr Armanious examines an imagined better model of governance that can be developed from the principles of a new approach and wider theoretical resources with consideration to national realities where there may be very serious obstacles in the way of realising this new governance approach and hence the overall planned transformation.
Title of Thesis
Education and Training Policies in Egypt: Good Governance and Stakeholders Participation
Sizwe Mkwanazi has five years of experience working in a South African University. He was a cum laude (distinction) graduate for the Master of Technology Degree in Operations Management which he obtained from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.
He is currently a Rhodes Scholar and passionate about entrepreneurship education and its associated research.
Title of Thesis
Teaching, Learning and Collaboration in University Led Entrepreneurship Education Ecosystems
Mkwanazi, S. & Mbohwa, C. (2017). Supplier Development Funding: Evaluating a Funding Model for South African Manufacturing Co-operatives. Proceedings of the 2017 International Symposium on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Bristol, UK, July 24-25, 2017, 978-1-5090-3924-1/17/$31.00 ©2017 IEEE, pp. 671 -686
Mkwanazi, S. & Mbohwa, C. 2016: A Township Based Business Location for Migrant’s Businesses in South Africa: Cases of Xenophobia. 33rd Pan Pacific Business Conference, Malaysia: Miri Sarawak, May 25-28, 2016, ISBN: 1-931649-27-6, Paper No: 14
Mkwanazi, S. & Mbohwa, C. (2016). Supplier Development Grants as an Alternative Method of Funding to Improve the Business Performance of Sewing Cooperatives (Abstract). 28th South African Institute of Management Sciences Conference, South Africa, Pretoria, September 4-7, 2016. Abstract.
Mkwanazi, M.S., Mbohwa, C. and Nemarumane, T., 2015, December. Evaluation of the reliability performance of an inter-campus bus system. In Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), 2015 IEEE International Conference in Singapore (pp. 1762-1766). IEEE.
Xiujuan is currently pursuing a DPhil in Education, researching students’ transition from UK universities to the global labour market.
Her current research interests are centred on exploring the relationships between educational attainment, skills acquisition and labour market outcomes, alongside the economics of education and international education. She is a Kellogg Scholar and a Chevening Scholar.
Alongside her studies, Xiujuan works as a project team leader at the University of the West of England’s Employability and Enterprise Department. She has previously worked at the University of Bristol’s Careers Service and as a manager and English teacher at New Channel Education Group. She is an AGCAS Postgraduate Taught Task Group member. She was also an Advisory Group member for a Universities UK international (UUKi) research project titled “What do international graduates do?”
Xiujuan was raised in Xinjiang, China and completed her undergraduate studies in Beijing. In 2013 she completed a Master of Education course at the University of Bristol.
Mapping Masters students’ transition from UK universities to the global labour market: a two-part exploration
- Why work part-time while studying? The University of Bristol Careers Service website, June 2015.
- Making the most of your summer internship. The University of Bristol Careers Service website, May 2015.
- 新托福听力7天突破 7 Days to a Score of 30 in TOEFL iBT Listening, 李传伟 & 王秀娟 Chuanwei Li & Xiujuan Wang,中国出版集团中译出版社 China Publishing Group, 2015年5月1日 1st May 2015.
- Want to work in the UK after your degree but can’t get a visa – have you tried Tier 5? The University of Bristol Careers Service website, March 2015.