Ms Wendy Ashall

Post:Lecturer (Anthropology)
Other posts:Research student (Education, Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research, Centre for Teaching and Learning Research)
Location:ARTS B B363

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 606755 ext. 5043
International:+44 1273 606755 ext. 5043
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Having left school and worked for a number of years, I returned to my studies as a mature student. I first studied for two years with the Open University, before joining Sussex as an undergraduate (Social Anthropology) and then again as an MA student (Social and Political Thought). I then spent seven years teaching Access courses at a local FE college (Politics, Policy Making and Globalisation; Humanities and Social Science; Pre Access; Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector), before joining Sussex as a Teaching Fellow on the Social Sciences Foundation Year. I started my PhD a year later. 

In my spare time (!), I am raising three children, a dog, a cat and one fish and (occasionally) I get to spend time with my partner.


I am Module Convenor for the Global Issues, Local Lives Module on the Social Science Foundation Year, and an Academic Advisor. I am also a Teaching Fellow in the School of Global Studies and deliver some undergraduate Anthropology teaching. I am also a Doctoral Researcher with the School of Education and Social Work.

In 2016/17 I was awarded a Student-Led Teaching Award for Outstanding Support for the Learning Experience of Students.

In 2017/ 18 I was awarded a Student-Led Teaching Award for Outstanding or Innovative Undergraduate Teaching 


Social Anthropology BA Hons (University of Sussex): First Class

Social and Political Thought MA (University of Sussex): Distinction 

PGCE (Lifelong Learning Sector) (Brighton University) 

Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) Institute for Learning