Sophia Butt

Degree
Master
Position
Vice Rector of Internationalisation Strategy
Age
47
Gender
Woman
Country
United Kingdom
Email
sophia.butt@sdu.edu.kz

Education

Doctorate (01 Sep 2016 - 01 Sep 2021) - University of Birmingham, UK: Linguistics

Master (01 Sep 1996 - 01 Sep 1997) - University of Birmingham, UK: Special Applications of Linguistics

Bachelor (01 Sep 1992 - 01 Sep 1995) - University of Wolverhampton, UK: English


Job Experience

  • (Dec, 2018 Visiting Professor University SDU
  • (Feb, 2018 Lecturer of Literature Review Writing for PhD Students - University Graduate School University of Birmingham, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (Apr, 2016 Visiting Professor (English Soka University, Талғар ауд
  • (Jul, 2015 Presessional Teaching Associate - Imperial Business School Imperial College London, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (May, 2015 Assistant Examiner: English A'Levels - Cambridge International Exams (CIE) University of Cambridge, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (May, 2015 External Examiner Programme Approval BPP University London
  • (Apr, 2015 UK Government SELT Examiner Trinity College London, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (Mar, 2015 MA Dissertation Supervisor University of Birmingham, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (Mar, 2014 External Examiner King's College London, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (Oct, 2008 Director of Business Management English Presessional Programme University of Birmingham, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (Apr, 2008 PhD Academic Writing Tutor by Video-Conferencing Masaryk University
  • (Mar, 2008 Assistant Deputy Director of Business Management English Presessional Programme University of Birmingham, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (Sep, 2007 Examiner Amirkabir University
  • (Feb, 2007 Acting Deputy Director of Business Management English Presessional Programme University of Birmingham, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (Nov, 2006 Visiting Professor of Academic Writing Aalto University
  • (Jun, 2002 Personal Tutor, Mentor, Marker (Linguistics University of Birmingham, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (Aug, 1998 Visiting Lecturer in Translation Studies University of Birmingham, Avanos, Чех Республикасы
  • (Dec, 1997 MA Course Writer for Distance MA in Translation Studies University of Birmingham, Avanos, Чех Республикасы

Publications

Сonferences

  • "BRIT Questionnaire: Identifying Radicalisation or Damaging Ethnic Relations?" 12th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: A New Hope: Back to the Future of International Relations, Czech Republic (Sep, 2018)
  • "PLENARY SPEAKER: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the BRIT Questionnaire" Science Beyond Boundaries Conference. University of Pristina, Serbia and Montenegro (Sep, 2018)
  • "Feedback & Evaluation " (Sole Trainer: 2-Day Course for Academics), Czech Republic (Dec, 2017)
  • "Cultural Security – Safety or Stagnation?" Hussaini Mimbar Symposium - Al Ameed Center: Kerbala, Iraq (Sep, 2017)
  • "The Politics of Teaching Quality" HENTI 2017. Akaki Tsereteli State University: Kutaisi, Georgia (May, 2017)
  • "Kerbala – Back to the Future" Hussaini Mimbar Symposium - Al Ameed Center: Kerbala, Iraq (Mar, 2017)
  • "Ostracism, interpellation & incitement to hatred: Solutions from the Richest Treasure" Shi’ite Heritage Symposium – Al Ameed Center: Kerbala, Iraq (Dec, 2016)
  • "Pedagogical Approaches to Legal English" Share & Gain Workshops. Bialystok Legal English Centre (BLEC): Suprasl, Poland (Sep, 2016)
  • "Authentic English for Business Purposes (EBP) Course Design – Key Considerations" JACET ESP SIG. Saitama University, Japan (Jul, 2016)
  • "3 Steps to Cross-Departmental Collaborations for ESP" Faculty Development Workshop, The University of Electro-Communications Tokyo, Japan (Jul, 2016)
  • "Assessment in ESP" Faculty Development Workshop, The University of Electro-Communications: Tokyo, Japan (Jul, 2016)
  • "Managing ESP Stakeholder Expectations – Pre- & Post-Arrival" Faculty Development Workshop, The University of Electro-Communications Tokyo, Japan (Jun, 2016)
  • "Understanding Misunderstandings in Different Sociolinguistic Contexts" Spring Lecture 2016: English Language & Literature Society of Soka University, Japan (Jun, 2016)
  • "Authentic Course Design – Managing Stakeholder Expectations" Professional Development Workshop: Soka University, Japan, Japan (May, 2016)
  • "KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Opportunities & Challenges in Language Teaching & Learning: A Merry-Go-Round" International Conference: Opportunities & Challenges in Language Teaching & Practice: Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic (Sep, 2015)
  • "The Dos and Don’ts of Literature Review Writing" Language & Law Conference. Bialystok Legal English Centre (BLEC): Bialystok, Poland (Jun, 2015)
  • "Media Language: Incitement to hatred in the eyes of the Law?" Language & Law Conference. Bialystok Legal English Centre (BLEC): Bialystok, Poland (Jun, 2015)
  • "26. Five presentations – at the 5-day conference" Foreign Language Education conference at Suleyman Demirel University: Almaty, Kazakhstan (Jan, 2015)
  • "Balancing an Innovative EAP Assessment Cocktail with Student Autonomy" Language Centres in Higher Education: Brno, Czech Republic (Jan, 2015)
  • "Five workshops – at 5-day conference" Research in Higher Education conference at Suleyman Demirel University: Almaty, Kazakhstan (Jan, 2015)
  • "Authenticity in ESAP Course Design: Managing Departmental & Student" Language Centres in Higher Education: Brno, Czech Republic (Jan, 2015)
  • "Pedagogies for Autonomy: Enhancing Student-Centred Learning" IATEFL BESIG Worldwide Webinar , Italy (Nov, 2014)
  • "Authenticity in ESAP Course Design: Managing Departmental & Student Expectations" Norwegian Forum for EAP, Annual Conference in ESAP: Oslo, Norway (Jun, 2014)
  • "Enhancing Learner Independence through Booster Week" ETAS Professional Development Day. English Teachers Association of Switzerland (ETAS): Baden, Switzerland (Sep, 2013)
  • "Ten workshops at 5-day conference" English Language Teaching in Higher Education II. Suleyman Demirel University: Almaty, Kazakhstan (Jun, 2013)
  • "Introduction to Academic English & ESP" Opening Seminar for the Impact Project (European Collaboration): Brno & Liberec, Czech Republic (Sep, 2012)
  • "Ten workshops at this 5-day conference" English Language Teaching in Higher Education at Suleyman Demirel University: Almaty, Kazakhstan (Jun, 2012)
  • "The Prevent Strategy: An Assessment of Linguistic Objectivity.’ " 2nd Annual Conference on Islam, the West & Radicalisation. CIWAS: Royal Holloway, University of London (Feb, 2019)
  • "The Edicts of Marāji vs. the Concerns of Iraqi Youth Today" The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post-Graduate Symposium 2018. University of Birmingham, UK (May, 2018)
  • "BRIT Questionnaire: Building Integration & Trust?" TIMES Post-Graduate Symposium 2017. University of Birmingham, UK (May, 2017), TIMES (Won Best Paper of the Symposium)
  • "BRIT Questionnaire: An Empirical Analysis" Muslims in the UK & Europe – Postgraduate Symposium. University of Cambridge, UK (May, 2017)
  • "The BRIT Questionnaire: A Counter-Productive Tool?" Birmingham English Language Postgraduate (BELP) Conference: Linguistics & Interdisciplinarity. University of Birmingham, UK (Apr, 2017)
  • "Balancing an Innovative EAP Assessment Cocktail with Student Autonomy" ELT EAP Conference: University of St Andrews, Scotland. (Mar, 2014)
  • "Pedagogies for Autonomy – Booster Week" BALEAP Biennial Conference: University of Nottingham, UK (Apr, 2013), [with Hasan Shikoh]
  • "Avoiding the Five Pitfalls of Reflective Writing" BALEAP Biennial Conference: University of Nottingham, UK (Apr, 2013)
  • "Evaluating the effectiveness of EAP/ESP Presessionals." BALEAP PIM: University of Kent, Canterbury, UK (Feb, 2012), [with Jon Rees]
  • "Understanding presessional students’ provenance and managing their expectations" BALEAP PIM: University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. (Feb, 2012), [with Jon Rees & Hasan Shikoh]
  • "A TurningPoint in the EAP Classroom? " Engaging & Motivating Students in the EAP Classroom: BALEAP PIM, Newcastle University (Feb, 2010), [with Paul Foxall]

Books and Others

  • "'The BRIT Questionnaire: A Counter-Productive Tool?’ in Current Topics in Language & Literature: An International Perspective" (Jan, 2019), N. Bakic-Miric & D.E. Gaipov (eds.)
  • "Style Guide –BScBA in International Business " (Aug, 2016)
  • "‘Authenticity in ESAP Course Design: Managing Departmental & Student Expectations’. In Going Forward: Recent Developments in Higher Education" (Feb, 2016), N. Bakic-Miric & D.E. Gaipov (eds.) , 1 Page
  • "Citation & Reference Guide: Harvard Referencing System – 3rd edition " (Feb, 2016)
  • "‘The PDP and avoiding the five pitfalls of Reflective Writing’ in Proceedings of the 2013 BALEAP Conference; the Janus moment in EAP: Revisiting the past and building the future" (Apr, 2015), Kavanagh, M. & Robinson, L.
  • "BME Citation & Referencing Guide – 3rd Edition " (Apr, 2014)
  • "BME Guide for Teaching Associates" (Feb, 2014)
  • "Working with Cases Guide – 4th Edition" (Feb, 2012), with Overall, C.
  • "REVIEWER Critical Studies on Terrorism Journal" (Dec, 2018)
  • "GUEST EDITOR SCIndeks Journal" (Dec, 2017)

Thesis

  • Liu Mei, Participial Errors of Chinese Learners in IELTS Writing, Master, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Yang Mengqi, Evaluating the Listening Section of TEM-4 (Test for English Majors) in China, Master, University of Birmingham
  • Ali Alsudais, Challenges Facing Saudi Students Learning English in the UK, Master, University of Birmingham, UK

Certificates

  • Certificate in Leadership & Management (Level 3), Institute of Leadership & Management (15 Sep 2014)
  • TEFLQ Upgrade (equivalent to NQF diploma Level 7), British Council (14 Apr 2011)
  • Certificate in Team Leading (Level 2), Institute of Leadership & Management (01 Mar 2010)
  • Certificate in Job Description Training, Academic Practice & Organisational Development (APOD), University of Birmingham, UK (30 Nov 2009)
  • Certificate in Managing Difficult Conversations, Academic Practice & Organisational Development (APOD), University of Birmingham, UK (12 Jun 2009)
  • Certificate in Interviewing Skills, Academic Practice & Organisational Development (APOD), University of Birmingham, UK (14 Feb 2009)
  • Certificate in Assessment, Marking and Feedback, Academic Practice & Organisational Development (APOD), University of Birmingham, UK (26 Nov 2007)
  • Trained as an IELTS Examiner, Aston University (11 Jan 2005)
  • Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) - Grade A, University of Cambridge (17 Jun 2001)

Lectures

  • EAP & ESP Course Design (Czech Republic), Doctorate
  • Reflective Portfolios (Czech Republic), Doctorate
  • Academic Writing (Finland), Bachelor
  • Literature Review Writing (Finland), Bachelor
  • Special Lectures on English (Japan), Bachelor
  • Academic Foundations for Humanities (Japan), Bachelor
  • Approaches to EAP (UK), Master
  • Business English (UK), Master

Languages

  • English - Fluent (Native)
  • Urdu - Fluent (Native)
  • Punjabi - Fluent (Native)

Autobiography

  • Sophia Butt has been working in international higher education institutions since 1997: she teaches, trains, mentors and provides consultancy. Also a regular presenter at conferences around the world, Sophia resides in the UK.