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Nicholas Alchin

High School Principal and Deputy Head, UWCSEA East

Nick started at UWC of South East Asia Dover in 1995. Fresh from the UK he quickly learnt a love of Service, Mathematics, Outdoor Expeditions, Theory of Knowledge and a million other things. In 2001 he left Singapore to explore teaching in Switzerland, the UK and Kenya, but the lure of the start-up of the then new East Campus was too much to resist and he re-joined in 2012. He feels privileged to work with such a wonderful, energetic and optimistic community. Ethnically sino-celtic, he enjoys traveling with his family - all of whom attend or teach in UWC South East Asia - and has so far visited eight of the UWCs (he is always open to further invitations). An ex-IB Chief Assessor worldwide for Theory of Knowledge and ex-Vice Chair of the IB Examining Board, he is a textbook author, IB examiner, workshop leader, blogger and consultant who writes and speaks widely on various topics related to education.


“Everyday, and that is no exaggeration, I remember what a privilege it is to serve an inspiring mission with exceptional people”

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