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Monday 01 June 2020 - 09:00 to Wednesday 30 September 2020 - 23:00

This event took place on 24 June at 11am, UK time.

In this 90-minute webinar for national, regional and institutional leadership, our partners at Advance HE will be tackling one of the major challenges to emerging and established higher education sectors and providers: being ethical and leading with integrity through major and ongoing change, particularly in light of the recent COVID-19 crisis.

Attendees at this webinar will: 

  • explore the real and difficult challenges of leading and operating ethically with integrity;
  • gain insights, strategies, tools and tactics for reducing, avoiding and preventing unethical practices;
  • learn about emerging practice on leading with integrity from situations in different HE sectors;
  • have the opportunity to obtain additional resources and seed a network of colleagues to further support and grow best practice in this area.

This webinar was chaired by Becky Smith, Assistant Director for International at Advance HE, and leading the panel of sector experts was Jo Chaffer, Key Global Associate at Advance HE. Joining them was:

  • Dr Irene Glendinning - academic manager for student experience, Coventry University
  • Dr Stella-Maris Orim - associate professor, Coventry University
  • Dr Zaw Wai Soe - president of the Myanmar University Rectors Committee, and rector of the University Medicine 1, Yangon
  • Mi Mi Myo Win - head of programmes, British Council Myanmar
  • Jamilya Gulyamova - deputy director, British Council Uzbekistan

To view the recording you will need to visit Advance HE Connect to register for an account before you can access the recording.


GG2020SDE - Speakers - Becky Smith

Becky Smith

Advance HE

Becky’s role at Advance HE is to assist governments, national agencies, higher education institutions and individuals on a global basis to enhance performance and achieve their goals to develop higher education (HE) provision. She does this by helping organisations to define their developmental needs and identifying strategic solutions to support them in achieving their goals.

GG2020SDE - Speakers - Jo Chaffer

Jo Chaffer

Jo has worked extensively as a development trainer providing consultancy and training services to private, public and third sector organizations around the world. Jo’s work adds value by supporting and driving growth, change and resilience through incisive analytical acuity, vibrant and creative working processes and provision of effective interventions and innovative tailored support.  

Dr Irene Glendinning

Academic Manager for Student Experience, Coventry University

Irene has just completed a three-year term as Vice President for the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI). She is a lecturer and researcher with 30 years’ experience currently based in the Office of Teaching and Learning at Coventry University. Since 2019 her research has mainly focused on strategies for academic integrity, particularly concerning how to design workable institutional policies that deter misconduct in education and research and encourage a culture of scholarly learning.

Dr Stella-Maris Orim

Associate Professor, Coventry University

Stella has worked for over two years in Nigerian HE and over ten years in the UK HE sector. In the last seven years, she has contributed to different HE quality and standards roles and made considerable contributions to several funded research projects into corruption in HE (IPPHEAE, PAICKT, SEEPPAI) and governance (CHEA/CIQG). Her research focuses on corruption in HE provision in Africa (Nigeria and Ghana) and contributes to Transnational (Ghana, Malaysia, Oman) Standards and Quality offerings.

Dr Zaw Wai Soe

President, Myanmar University Rectors Committee & Rector of the University Medicine 1, Yangon

Dr Zaw Wai Soe is an orthopaedic surgeon, physician, and professor who has served as Rector of the University of Medicine 1, Yangon since 2015. He previously worked as an orthopaedic registrar in Falkirk Royal infirmary, Scotland for 2 years as well as across the health sector in Myanmar. He is President of the Myanmar University Rectors Committee, established in 2018, to drive forward reform in the Myanmar HE sector and also a member of the COVID19 Clinical Management Committee in Myanmar.

Mi Mi Myo Win

Head of Programmes, British Council Myanmar

Mi Mi has worked for the British Council for twenty years. Through her work, Mi Mi has designed and developed a range of community leadership and development programmes. She has cross-sectoral experience working on a range of thematic issues including education, arts and social economic development, fostering youth and professional networks, and is a key player in developing social enterprise eco-systems in Myanmar.

Jamilya Gulyamova

Deputy Director, British Council Uzbekistan

Jamilya joined the British Council in 2001. She holds a PhD degree in linguistics and language teaching, and was previously Head of the English Department at the Foreign Languages Institute and senior lecturer at the Banking and Finance Academy of Uzbekistan. In 1996 she established and was the founder of the President of Uzbekistan Teachers’ of English Association. Jamilya has extensive experience of leading on and managing complex large-scale regional, national and international projects.

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