JOCELYN WYBURD Modern & Medieval Languages

Jocelyn Wyburd headshot
Modern and Medieval Languages
College positions
Fellow, Tutor & Dean of Students
University positions
Professor of Language Learning and Director of the University of Cambridge Language Centre; Interim Head of School of Arts & Humanities (Jan-Sept 2023)
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As a Fellow of Clare, Jocelyn is a Tutor to undergraduate students and serves on the Development and Choir Committees.

Jocelyn has served on numerous University boards and committees, including a term on the University Council. As interim Head of the School of Arts and Humanities in 2023 Jocelyn is a member of the University’s Senior Leadership team and serves on the University’s General Board and several other University committees, in addition to Chairing the Council of the School of Arts and Humanities.

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Further Information

Recent Publications: 

Critchley, M & Wyburd, J (2021) "Evolution of University Internationalisation Strategies and Language Policies: Opportunities and challenges for Language Centres" in  Language Learning in Higher Education 11:1 pps 3-13. Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS).

Wyburd, J (2021) "'Linguist' or 'Global Graduate'? A matter of identity for the global graduate with languages". In Plutino, A & Polisca, E "Languages at work, competent multilinguals and the pedagogical challenges of COVID-19. (2021) (pp. 11-21).

Wyburd, J (2018) "Building Capacity in UK Higher Education". In Kelly, M (Ed) "Languages after Brexit: How the UK speaks to the World", Palgrave Macmillan (2018) (pp. 173-183).

Wyburd, J (2017) "Transnational graduates and employability: challenges for HE languages departments". In Alvarez-Mayo, C, Gallagher Brett, A & Michel, F (Eds) “Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing employability”,  (2017) (pp. 11-19).

Wyburd, J (2016), "Learning without EU: Jocelyn Wyburd predicts the fate of UK languages education post-Brexit", The Linguist Vol/55 No/5 Oct./Nov. 2016 (pp. 11-13).

Wyburd, J (2016), "Opinion: Brexit and the importance of languages for Britain #3", University of Cambridge News 13 Oct. 2016. Also published in the Cambridge Independent Newspaper 20/10/2016.

Wyburd, J (2016), "Multilingualism – the norm in a 21st Century global society", Education News CUP 04 Jan. 2016.

Wyburd, J (2016) "We need a national debate on multilingualism". Languages Today 21 (Autumn 2015). Association for Language Learning.

Wyburd, J (2014) “Give languages a fair shout”. Opinion piece on languages and language policy. Times Higher Education.

A full biography can be found on the Language Centre website.