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Sylvi Wirtjes

25 July 2021

Academic Coordinator

Sylvi joined UWC International in July 2023 and is based in the London office, where she coordinates educational initiatives across the UWC schools and colleges, as well as short courses.

Sylvi is an alumna of Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA (2005) and holds a BA (Hons.) in Politics and Development Studies from SOAS, University of London. Following her first degree, she pursued postgraduate studies in the Justice and Transformation programme at the University of Cape Town, where she also began teaching undergraduate seminars in Political Science and worked as an academic literacy specialist in the university’s writing centre. Her time in Cape Town was followed by eight years at UWC Atlantic, where she taught Global Politics and History, and took on the leadership of the Changemaker Curriculum Team in her final two years.

After an artistic sabbatical in London, during which she also completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design, she is ready to take on the new role of Academic Coordinator and is particularly passionate about all aspects of curriculum design and innovation.

In her spare time, Sylvi is an avid knitter and enjoys wild swimming and sketching.

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