Until 2020, Wyn served as the Vice-President for Education at the University of Sheffield leading strategic development of learning and teaching and agendas for student engagement, mental health, curriculum design and digital teaching.
He led the consultation, creation and subsequent implementation of the University of Sheffield’s Learning and Teaching Strategy (2016 – 2021) with a focus on three themes of excellence, flexibility in approach and an outward-facing ethos.
In April 2020, he oversaw the successful University-wide pivot to online learning as a result of Covid-19, including the adoption of a “safety net” policy for student outcomes and redesign of assessment to be wholly online.
Has a track record of leading university-wide initiatives including those designed to empower departments to deal with long-standing challenges around assessment burden, feedback, staff workload, student well-being and recruitment.
Prior to Sheffield, he was Assistant Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Nottingham where he designed and led the (QAA and TEF commended) University-wide Teaching Transformation Programme.
He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.