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Foundation Year Senior Academic Team
Dr Lucy Atkinson (PhD, MA, BSc, FHEA, AFBALEAP) is the Director of the Institute of Foundation Studies at Arden University and joined in December 2021. Qualified with Bachelors, master's from Lancaster University in Psychology in Education and Applied Linguistics, Lucy also has a PhD/Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Psychology and Applied Linguistics. Lucy has a demonstrated history of working in higher education on different levels and provision, including English for Academic Purposes for international and home/EU students, Levels 3-7 in Psychology/Education/Marketing and has developed Foundation Year provision enabling access to university for a diverse cohort of students. Lucy has an excellent understanding of key statistics and actions for a successful university programme including progression, continuation, and module/teaching satisfaction ensuring an increase in these metrics and an improved student experience. Lucy is also an avid conference presenter, guest speaker and sharer of learning and teaching practice in the HE community for preparatory programmes.