School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Andrea Wilczynski

Head of School


Current Roles and Responsibilities

Head of School - Modern Languages (from April 2019)

Acting Head of School - Modern Languages (September 2018-March 2019)

Member of the University's European Project Steering Group (September 2018 - ongoing)

Member of the School Executive Board (2013-present, Chair from September 2018)

Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (September 2013-August 2018)

Chair of the Undergraduate Board of Studies (September 2013-August 2018)

Permanent member of the School Learning and Teaching Committee and Language Teaching Steering Group (until August 2018)

Member of HaSS FLTSEC, DELT Forum, HaSS UG Forum (September 2013-August 2018), CFLTSEC (2017-18)

PDR Reviewer

Degree Programme Director for  Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting (September 2014-August 2017)



I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In 2014 I won the Newcastle University Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Feedback. I was nominated for the Teaching Excellence Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Innovative Teaching, Pastoral Care, Feedback).

Current teaching:


GER2061 (German General Language, level C)

GER4061 (German General Language, level D)

TRI2111 Consecutive Interpreting


SML8014 Liaison Interpreting

I am an examiner for the Goethe Institut and an assessor for UNILANG (a certification scheme for language learning in Higher Education).