People and leadership
Our priority is to offer our students the highest quality education and experience. All of our academic and teaching staff are committed to ensuring students get the best out of their time at Sheffield.
Professor Wyn Morgan, Vice-President for Education
Wyn took up post in September 2015 having previously been Assistant Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the University of Nottingham.
Wyn takes the lead for ensuring excellence and innovation in teaching and learning for students including undergraduate, postgraduate, overseas students and those studying for University of Sheffield qualifications overseas. He also oversees our commitment to broad participation, including outreach and access to schools and new forms of advanced vocational and technical education.
Since joining the University, Wyn has led the development of our new Learning and Teaching Strategy to shape the next five years of provision, which involved consultation with over 600 staff and students. This strategy was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017.
In April 2017 Wyn was presented with an international learning and teaching award for his outstanding contributions to the field.
Wyn regularly holds learning and teaching forums for colleagues to discuss current learning and teaching priorities, tackle problems and explore potential future developments. He has also recently begun to hold open door sessions for staff, and also convenes director of learning and teaching forums as well as leading Ask Your University sessions in collaboration with the Students' Union.
The current work on digital innovations and developments here at Sheffield demonstrates Wyn’s passion for how we might use technologies to enhance learning, spaces for learning and ways in which students learn.
Alongside his institution-wide role, Wyn teaches a third year optional module Modern Financein his home department of Economics. His research focuses on food economics and in particular pricing along food chains and the way imperfect competition affects price transmission. Current work is exploring the use of scanner data in UK supermarkets and forecasting UK food inflation, building on work carried out for Defra.
We recognise that support and development opportunities for staff are key to ensuring excellence in learning and teaching.
- Our Professional Development Team coordinate an internal Learning & Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme (LTPRS), which supports and rewards achievements in working with students.
- Over 800 of our staff have been recognised by the Higher Education Academy, with 88 of our staff being awarded Senior Fellowship.
- Over 150 of our staff have received Senate Awards for excellence in learning & teaching.
- 7 of our academics, past and present, have been recognised as National Teaching Fellows.