Ms Carol Bailey

Senior Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes

Carol Bailey
Email address: Phone number: 01902 323395 Location: MH008 Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences School/Institute: International Academy Areas of expertise: English for Academic Purposes


Carol has have been working in Higher Education since 1991. Her aim as a teacher and researching practitioner is to help students from non-UK education backgrounds understand and maximise their success in the UK Higher Education context, particularly with regard to academic writing and academic integrity.

Research interests

  • International students and academic writing
  • International students and academic misconduct
  • The international student experience in the UK

Membership of professional bodies

  • Institutional member (and representative) of BALEAP
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • BA Hons. in English Language and Literature, Durham University, 1987
  • RSA Prep. Cert. in TEFL, International House, Hastings, July 1987
  • Diploma in the Teaching of English Overseas, University of Manchester, 1991
  • MA in Religion and Culture, University of Birmingham, 1996



Conference Papers

  • Bailey, C. and Withers, J. (2017) How do student writers use software tools when paraphrasing on a computer? Academic Writing Now: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice. 9th Conference of the European Association for Teaching Academic Writing. Royal Holloway University of London, 19-21 June 2017
  • Bailey, C. and Withers, J. (2016) The Paraphrase Project: exploring how students write from sources. Solstice and CLT conference, Edge Hill University, 9-10 June 2016.
  • Bailey, C. (2014) Where are they coming from? Information Literacy and the new international student.  Information Literacy Teachmeet, Wolverhampton, 10 July 2014. Available at
  • Bailey, C. (2014) How do education practices in mainland China prepare students for UK Higher Education?  Keynote presentation at symposium on Engaging and Motivating Chinese Students, Sheffield Hallam University, 24 June 2014.
  • Bailey, C. and Challen, R. (2013) Student Perceptions of the value of Turnitin as a learning tool. Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Birmingham, 26-27 June 2013.
  • Bailey, C. (2013) “I never wrote so long essay before.”  What may international students find new and strange about academic writing in the UK? Keynote presentation at Open University Academic Misconduct Symposium, 19-21 March 2013.
  • Bailey, C. (2012) Teaching with Turnitin. BALEAP PIM on Technology in EAP, University of Southampton, 10 November 2012.
  • Bailey, C. (2011) Paraphrase: what is it, and why do we ask students to do it? In ASKE The fifth one-day event on Institutional Policies and Procedures for Managing Student Plagiarism, June 9, Oxford Brookes University, UK.  Available at
  • Bailey, C. and Pieterick, J. (2008) Finding a new voice: challenges facing international and home students writing university assignments in the UK. In EFYE and University of Wolverhampton Third Annual European First Year Experience Conference, May 7 - 9, University of Wolverhampton, UK.  Available at
  • Bailey, C. (2006) Comparing the experience of Chinese and West African students at a British University: findings from a survey.  In Southampton Solent University (2006) Conference Proceedings: 3rd Annual Conference: The International Learner: Enhancing the Student Experience: September 2006.  ISBN 0954833414.  pp.11-25.  Available at
  • Bailey, C. and Saca, S. (2006) Leading a horse to water: ways of helping international students interact with the local community.  UKCOSA conference, University of Wales, Swansea, 9-12 July 2006.
  • Bailey, C. (2005) “The UK lecturers don’t teach me anything”: Chinese students’ expectations of their teachers and implications for UK HE providers.  In Southampton Solent University (2005) Conference Proceedings: 2nd  Annual Conference: The Chinese and South East Asian Learner: The Transition to UK Higher Education: September 2005, pp.1-12.  Available at

Experience in industry

  • 2006- present: Senior Lecturer in EFL/EAP, University of Wolverhampton
  • 2001 – 2006: On secondment to the International Office, University of Wolverhampton, to help develop links in mainland China. Teaching in China on overseas study preparation courses; collaborating on staff development projects for Chinese colleagues; supporting UW graduates teaching in China; staff liaison and training in the UK.
  • 1991 – 2001: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in EFL, University of Wolverhampton.
  • summer 1991: University of St Andrews, Scotland. Visiting lecturer (EFL/methodology)
  • Nov 1989 - June 1990: Abbey International College, Malvern Wells. EFL teacher, librarian, housemistress
  • summer 1990: Swan School of English, Oxford: EFL teacher
  • September 1989 Loughborough University of Technology: Visiting lecturer (EFL/EAP)
  • summer 1989 and 1988: ILC Cambridge: EFL teacher
  • Oct 1988 - June 1989 and Oct 1987 – June 1988: International House, Casablanca, Morocco: EFL teacher
  • summer 1987: ILC (International Language Centres): EFL teacher