Staff Profile:Dr Liz Wilding

Professor Elisabeth Wilding
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Transnational Education (TNE) Programme Director

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I oversee the development of TNE language and foundation provision at ISLI and am currently Programme Director for the foundation year at the NUIST Reading Academy in Nanjing, China. I am a member of the Editorial Board of InForm, the journal for international foundation programme professionals.


I have a background in language teaching (English and French), more recently specialising in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) and Academic Skills for international foundation students. I am interested in transnational education (TNE), supporting international students' transition to HE study, and technology-enhanced learning. Recent T&L projects have included:

2018 - Engagement and Integration: Chinese students' expectations of academic study at the University of Reading (University of Reading UROP)

2017 -The International Student Food Project (UKCISA)

2017 -Transition Experiences of international students: how networking helps to make sense of academic life in the UK (University of Reading UROP)

 A Few Personal Comments:
I am currently pursuing an MA in the Anthropology of Food at SOAS.

BA (Brown University), PhD (University of Pennsylvania), TESOL Certificate (UCLA)

 Recent Conference Presentations:

'The International Student Food Project.' RAISE Conference, Sheffield Hallam University. September 2018 (with HuiQi Yeo).

'Does social networking work? Lessons from our global community.' Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference, Aston University. July 2018 (with Sarah Brewer).

'The university food transition: What tools can we provide?' InForm Conference, University of Birmingham. June 2018.

'Creating an EAP management network together.' BALEAP Conference. University of Bristol. April 2017 (with Sarah Brewer).

'MOOC-topia or MOOC-lear disaster?' E-learning Symposium, University of Southampton. January 2016.

'Essay writing on a massive scale: delivering feedback to and through the crowd.' ALT Annual Conference. University of Manchester. September 2015.


 Wilding, E. & Yeo, H. (2018). The University food transition: what tools can we provide? InForm (18): 16-17. Available online:

Brewer, S., Copping, E., Huang, J., & Wilding, E. (2018). Social networking and international student integration at University. International Student Experience Journal (6)1: 9-16. Available online:

Furneaux, C., Wright, C. & Wilding, E. (2015). 'From darkness to light': First experiences in developing and facilitating a MOOC. In J.R. Corbeil, M.E. Corbeil, and B.H. Khan (Eds.). The MOOC Case Book: Case Studies in MOOC Design, Development and Implementation (pp. 337-348). New York: Linus Publications.

Ward, J. and Wilding, E. (2015). Transferable Academic Skills Kit: Research and Online Sources. Reading: Garnet Education.

Manning, A. and Wilding, E. (2015; 2007). Transferable Academic Skills Kit: Presentations. Reading: Garnet Education.

Wilding, E. (2011). EAP: An all-around challenge 6. English Teaching Professional, (74): 16-17.

Wilding, E. (2011). Cite them right - is it an essential referencing guide? Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (3).

Wilding, E. (2010). Get Prepared: Using web-based technology for international student recruitment and induction activities. InForm (5): 3-4. Available online:

Manning, A. and Wilding, E. (2007). Transferable Academic Skills Kit: Seminars and Tutorials. Reading: Garnet Education.


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Liz Wilding

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+44 (0) 118 378 6560
229E Edith Morley

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