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In this session, speakers from the University of Bath and The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) University of London will introduce the UK's Social Anthropology and MA TESOL courses, and how they help students to develop a range of transferrable skills that enhance their career options. Moreover, a panel of current students will also be sharing their university lives and giving you insider information on what it is like to study Humanities and Education (TESOL) in the UK!   

After the presentations, participating universities will provide further information about their institutions, course offerings, scholarships opportunities, and other topics in individual Zoom breakout rooms. So, if you are planning to apply to one of these institutions, don't forget to get your questions ready!  


10.30 GMT Webinar begins
10.35-11.15 GMT

Expert Panel Discussion         

  • Masters Courses for Changing Times: Studying the MA TESOL and MA International Education and Globalisation in the UK 
    by Dr Trevor Grimshaw, University of Bath 
  • What is anthropology and why study anthropology in the UK  
    by Dr Jakob Klein, The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) University of London 
  • Q&A (10 minutes) 
11.15-11.40 GMT

Students Sharing 

A day in my life at my university  

  • Fangfang Zhang (Mainland China), MA TESOL, University of Bath  
  • Haoyuan Zheng (Mainland China), MA TESOL, University of Bath 
  • Luyang Liu (Mainland China), MA TESOL, University of Bath 
  • Juan Du (Mainland China), MA Social Anthropology, SOAS University of London 
  • Q&A (10 minutes)  
11.40-12.00 GMT

Breakout sessions  

  • Online Open Session: Studying at University of Bath  
  • Online Open Session: Studying at SOAS University of London 

Speaker Profile 

Dr Trevor Grimshaw 
Associate Professor in International Language Education 
Department of Education 
University of Bath 

Trevor has 35 years’ experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, translator, senior lecturer, researcher and consultant in many countries, including several years on British Council curriculum projects in China and Indonesia. His research focuses on intercultural communication and learning, language identities, and the marketization of English as an International Language. [Profile]   

Dr Jakob Klein 
Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology 

SOAS University of London

Dr Jakob Klein is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at SOAS University of London. He conducts research in China on topics including regional cuisines. local foods, and food safety. He convenes a master's programme in the Anthropology of Food and is Chair of the SOAS Food Studies Centre. [Profile]