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Saima Shah

Social Sciences Tutor


Saima was educated at The University of Manchester (BA Psychology), UCL Institute of Education (PGCE, Social Science Pedagogy) and University of Bristol (MSc International Development). She holds a Trinity Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TrinityCertTESOL), Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Senior Fellowship Status of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Saima has lived and worked in the Czech Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey and the UK. This has included drawing on the intersections of education, psychology and the social sciences more broadly to develop curricula, assessment, and programme level strategy. She has worked within International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) contexts and consulted on not-for-profit education and development projects, with a focus on educational access.

Prior to joining Kings, Saima set up the International Foundation Programme ‘Foundations of Psychology’ and ‘Introduction to the Social Sciences’ courses at University of Bristol.

In her spare time, Saima enjoys being in nature, travel and cultural immersion.