Academic | Programme Manager

Nora Gavalyan

Nora Gavalyan is the Programme Manager at TEAM University.

Her primary job functions include enhancement of student experience, staffing and management of the academic module teams and implementation of the teaching philosophy of the university.

For over eight years, she has been teaching a number of modules such as Academic English, Business Communication, Strengthening Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills and a postgraduate course for in-service teachers. Nora has vast experience of working with young people and managing large cohorts of students. Her research interests include curriculum development and transnational education


PGc SSTL, Westminster International University in Tashkent, 2015

MA, Bowling Green State University, USA, 2012, English

BA, The Uzbek State University of World Languages, 2010, English Philology

Publications and Conferences

Celeti, A., Nurmanova, R. and Gavalyan, N., 2019. Going Beyond the Local: Exploring the Role of Transnational Higher Education in Shaping Students’ Life Trajectories in Uzbekistan. Silk Road: A Journal of Eurasian Development, 1(1), pp.23–38. DOI:


Pioneering Synoptic Assessment at WIUT, Annual Learning and Teaching Symposium at Westminster International University in Tashkent, 2017


Building Awareness of Effective Feedback Practices (co-authored with Anastasiya Bezborodova). Humanizing Language Teaching Magazine.Volume 19 (2). Available from , 2017


Using Teacher Student Conferences to Improve Student’s Writing Annual Learning and Teaching Symposium at University of Westminster, London, UK, 2016

Awards and Certificates

A recipient of E-Teacher scholarship sponsored by US Department of State

Completed an online course on Critical Thinking in the Language Learning Classroom offered by Oregon State University, 2015


A recipient of a Fulbright Foreign Student grant sponsored by the United States Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education, 2010-2012

Certificate of Graduation of IELTE program (Institute for English Language Teacher Education), 2010


ESP Materials Design Partnership Project: a joint project of the National Research Center and the U.S. English Language Specialist Program. – Stage 1 Completed, 2015


Regional English Language Teacher Trainings (RELTA), Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2013, 2014, 2015