Dr Raquel Fernández Sánchez

Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching / Senior Teaching Fellow in Spanish / Management Team

Raquel Fernandez
After graduating with a BA in History of Art and a MA in Latin American Studies at the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), Raquel moved to the University of Exeter where she spent seven years teaching at the Hispanic Studies Department while completing her PhD. In 2004 she moved to Aston University, to set up the Spanish programme at the School of Languages and Social Sciences.

At Aston she has taught language and content modules, and has performed several other academic roles, from Head of Spanish to Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching - the post which she has held since 2014. She has been a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since July 2014, and Director of the Routes into Languages West Midlands Consortium since February 2015. She has also completed the Aurora Leadership programme for women in Higher Education.

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • PhD in Spanish, University of Exeter
  • MA in Latin American Studies, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • BA in History of Art, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • Certificado de Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera
  • LS1015 Introduction to Spain
  • LS2010 Spanish Language Skills 2 (IBML)
  • LS3007 Spanish Language Skills 3 (IBML)
  • Supervision of all LSS Spanish Year Abroad Projects
  • Spanish & Latin American art
  • The advent of modernity in Spanish Art
  • Second Language acquisition
  • Chair of LSS Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Chair of LSS Curriculum Development Committee
  • Year Abroad Co-ordinator for Spanish
  • Director of Routes into Languages (West Midlands)
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Room: MB754
Phone: 0121 204 3756
Email: r.fernandez-sanchez@aston.ac.uk 
Fax: 0121 204 3766