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University Language Centre

Our staff

For all general enquiries and enquiries related to specific courses see the Contact us page.

Directors

  • Gavin Dodsworth - Director of University Language Centre
  • John Morley - Director, University-Wide Language Programmes

Administration

  • Francesca Smith - ULC Centre Manager 
  • Jamie Popplewell - ULC Recruitment and Admissions Manager 
  • Sandra Aksenaviciute - IELTS Centre Manager 
  • Omar Ali - Programme Support Officer (Academic Support) 
  • Angela Aspden - Administrator (LEAP (German & Dutch)/Goethe-Institut Exams)  
  • Jane Cockrem - Student Welfare and Accommodation Officer 
  • Angela Farrand - Resources Co-ordinator 
  • Michelle Fenlon - ULC Administrative Officer & PA to the Director
  • Cynthia Fernandes - Student Fees Officer
  • Sonia Ferreira - IELTS Officer
  • Shahina Islam - Senior Admissions Officer (EL Programmes)  
  • Andrés Lozoya - Senior Administrator (LEAP) 
  • Karan O'Hagan - Programme Support Officer (EL Programmes) 
  • Abdul Pathan - Audio-visual Technician 
  • Janet Platt - Admissions Officer (EL Programmes) 
  • Yoko Semmaru - Admissions Officer
  • Ghada Soliman - IELTS Officer 
  • Rebecca Taylor - Student Support Assistant (EL Programmes) 
  • Theresa Wroe - Receptionist/Clerical Officer (EL Programmes) 

Teaching staff

  • Yosra Agil - Language Tutor (Arabic)
  • Ikram Alchane - Language Tutor (Arabic)
  • Sheraz Ali - Language Tutor (Urdu)
  • Maria Alvarez-Madrigal - Language Tutor (Spanish)
  • Susan Boswell-Rees - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Jane Bottomley - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Alistair Brown - Language Tutor (English)
  • Nathalie Caillaud - Senior Language Tutor (French)
  • Salvatore Campisi - Senior Language Tutor (Less-Widely Taught Languages)
  • Birgitta Claus - Language Tutor (German)
  • Tuggen Collard - Language Tutor (Turkish)
  • Derek Davies - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Laetitia Debboub - Language Tutor (French)
  • Justyna Drobnik-Rogers - Language Tutor (Polish)
  • David Ellis - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Merce Enjuanes Vazquez - Language Tutor (Spanish)
  • Mark Epstein - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Diana Evans - Language Tutor (English)
  • Dorit Fellner - Senior Language Tutor (German)
  • Maureen Finn - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Melanie Foedisch - Language Tutor (German)
  • Ruth Fordham - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Lois Gale - Language Tutor (English)
  • Howard Goodison - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Sadia Grabham - Language Tutor (British Sign Language)
  • Chikako Haworth - Language Tutor (Japanese)
  • Esther Heredero - Language Tutor (Spanish)
  • Mikiko Inoue - Language Tutor (Japanese)
  • Sheena Kalayil - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Motoi Kitamura - Language Tutor (Japanese)
  • Maria Kluczek - Senior Language Tutor (Italian/Tandem)
  • Elizabeth Lopez - Language Tutor (French)
  • Amani Lowey - Language Tutor (French)
  • Alison Luke - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Claire Lynas - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Paul Makin - Language Tutor (English)
  • Rob Marks - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Neil McGregor - Language Tutor (English)
  • Marina Micke - Language Tutor (German)
  • Sally Morris - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Ana Niño - Senior Language Tutor (Spanish)
  • Gary Pearson - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Ian Pople - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Simon Raw - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Mozghan Samadi - Language Tutor (Persian)
  • Mathilde Savary - Language Tutor (French)
  • Ishbel Saxton - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Elena Simms - Language Tutor (Russian)
  • Kamil Stobiecki - Language Tutor (English)
  • Susan Tamin - Language Tutor (Chinese)
  • Sandra Torres - Senior Language Tutor (Non-Latin Script)
  • Annemarie van Veldhuizen - Language Tutor (Dutch)
  • Anne Verrall - Senior Language Tutor (English)
  • Sabrina Wagner - Language Tutor (German)
  • Heesoo Warner - Language Tutor (Korean)
  • Birgit Winnington - Language Tutor (German)

Francesca Smith

Francesca has been the Centre Manager of the University Language Centre since 2005.  On a day-to-day basis, she oversees the administration for the Centre, in liaison with the ULC Director.  Prior to her current role, she has worked in management roles at Edge Hill University and the University of Salford. She holds a Master’s degree in Management Practice from the University of Salford.  Outside of work, her interests include travel, netball and food: she is also a qualified nutritional therapist.