I am a native German and English speaker, raised bilingually, with experience in the field of intercultural work and exchanges. I studied French & German to Masters level at the University of Manchester and my research was focused on identity politics in contemporary literature. Since graduating I have worked with two non-profit organisations on educational and training programmes in the UK and Germany, with the aim to promote mobility within Europe and intercultural relations. Continuing with this theme, I am now looking forward to working on the Routes into Languages project to promote languages and international mobility at Aston and throughout the West Midlands.
I am Project Manager for the Routes into Languages West Midlands consortium and work with colleagues at Aston and also the Universities of Birmingham, Coventry, Keele, Warwick and Wolverhampton to co-ordinate a range of activities and projects aimed at increasing and widening participation in language learning which has suffered a drop since languages became non-compulsory in 2004.