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Liz Wilding

  • ISLI Transnational Education Programme Director
  • Foundation Year Programme Director for the NUIST Reading Academy
  • Module Convenor IF0NU1 AND IF0NU2

Areas of interest

My scholarship and research interests include TNE, supporting student transitions to HE, and technology enhanced learning.


I have been involved in English for Academic Purposes teaching since 2002,with a particular focus on international foundation pathways and transnational education (TNE) contexts.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
  • MA (SOAS University of London)
  • TESOL Certificate (UCLA)
  • BA (Brown University)

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Senior Fellow the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Co-convenor of the Transnational Education special interest group for BALEAP (the Global Forum for English for Academic Purposes Professionals)
  • Co-convenor of the TNE Hub (a community of researchers and practitioners in transnational education)
  • Editorial Board member of the InForm Journal
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education

Selected Conference Papers and Presentations

Transnational Education

‘A comparative study of TEEP and IELTS for transnational education (TNE) students and their relationship to subject study.’ CEAPA-BALEAP 2021 International Conference, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. May 2021 (with Daguo Li, John Slaght & Ting Ouyang)

‘BALEAP TNE SIG Workshop: Opportunities and challenges of working in partnership.’ BALEAP Conference. University of Glasgow. April 2021 (with Susan Finlay, Jennifer MacDougall & Joanne Shiel)

‘Benefits and impact of a TNE partnership: a case study of a UK-China joint institute.’ TNE Hub Symposium, Kings College London. March 2021 (with Daguo Li)

Student Experience in a Post-Mobility Environment.British Council THINK TNE Webinar Series 2020: Reshaping UK-East Asia Transnational Education in the face of Covid-19. June 2020 (Invited panellist).

‘Challenges of Covid 19 in relation to TNE provision.’ TNE Hub Open Forum webinar. June 2020.

‘International’ delivery of international foundation programmes: An I2FP model?’ InForm Conference, University of Reading (Plenary Chair). June 2019.

Technology enhanced learning

‘Materials for the Online Global Classroom.’ Queen Mary University of London Language Centre CPD Conference. April 2019.

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.

‘Designing MOOCs to bridge cultures.’ Intel Education Summit. Istanbul (Invited speaker). November 2014.

‘Establishing global connections to engage international students.’ HEA Annual Conference. Aston University (with Steve Thomas). July 2014


International student transitions

‘An “imagined community”: reimagining students’ expectations of academic study.’ BALEAP Conference. University of Leeds.  April 2019.

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

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


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