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Nick Alchin
High School Principal and Deputy Head of Campus, UWCSEA East

Nick has taught in IB schools since 1995, first teaching TOK and Mathematics at UWCSEA Dover and subsequently at the International School of Geneva in Switzerland. After working as Director of IB at Sevenoaks School, UK, and as Dean of Studies at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, Nick joined us in 2012. He has also been a part-time lecturer in Critical Thinking at Nanyang Polytechnic and California State University (Singapore).

IB Chief Assessor for Theory of Knowledge from 2005 to 2010 and Vice Chair of the IB Examining Board from 2007 - 2013, he is a textbook author, IB examiner, workshop leader and consultant who writes and speaks widely on various educational matters.

Nick has a bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, postgraduate certificates in Engineering and Education from Wolfson College, Cambridge and Manchester College, Oxford and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the Open University.


Developing self determination

Greta Thunberg’s inspiring activism may pressure reluctant politicians into meaningful steps on climate change. She is rightly a role model for many young people around the globe and it was hard not to admire her bravery and eloquence, when she said to global leaders at Davos in January, “I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.”


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An effective approach to nurturing both wellbeing...
Holistic Learning Programme, Leadership, Opinion, Sustainability, Teaching and Learning, UWC

Why the stories we tell ourselves are so important
Holistic Learning Programme, Leadership, Opinion, Teaching and Learning

Lesson observations with a focus on students
Holistic Learning Programme, Professional Development, Teaching and Learning

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