Meet the Team

We are a friendly and welcoming team here to help you improve your English and academic study skills, and to adjust to your life in the UK.  We all have experience of working with students in Higher Education.  We look forward to meeting you.


Alasdair, Head of the English Language Centre
Alasdair1.crHello, my name is Alasdair, but a lot of people call me Al.  I was born in Canada but my family moved to the UK about 20 years ago.  I have been working with international students and teaching English since 2004, where I began my teaching career in Japan. Because of this, I have a good idea of the many challenges that international students face when they come to live and study in another country.

My team and I work very hard to make this transition as smooth as possible by providing support, lessons and advice throughout your career at the University of Lincoln.


Christine, In-sessional Programme Manager
Christine 2Hello.  I joined the English Language Centre in 2016.  I manage the In-sessional programme and sometimes advise students in drop-ins too.  I have over 10 years of teaching experience and have taught previously at the University of Nottingham and the University of Liverpool.  I have also lived and taught in China, Malaysia and Australia.

Prior to joining the University of Lincoln, I completed a PhD in Education at the University of Nottingham, UK in the area of transnational higher education.  I have a keen interest in internationalisation of higher education, and academic literacies development which are both research areas relevant to my current role.


Louise, Senior EAP Tutor
Louise2.crHi.  I have worked in the English Language Centre since 2013. In terms of education, I have a first class M. Phil. in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and an undergraduate degree in Linguistics with Literature. As a result, my pedagogical interests are mostly in Applied Linguistics.

Although born in Lincoln, I spent a large part of my childhood living abroad and I particularly enjoy continuing to learn about other cultures via our international students here at the University of Lincoln.


Raj, Senior EAP Tutor
Raj 2a.crHi everyone! My name is Raj and I’m a member of the In-sessional teaching team here at the English Language Centre. An English tutor since 2008, I’ve been at the University of Lincoln since September 2016. Previously, I have taught at universities in Australia and Spain. Whilst living in Australia, I completed a Masters in Educational Studies.

One of my greatest passions is travelling and discovering new cultures. As an English teacher, I actively enjoy meeting and getting to know our international students here in Lincoln who come from a diverse range of countries.


Marianne, Senior Administrator
Marianne McCall.crHi.  I have been employed at the University of Lincoln for a total of 26 years, 5 of those in the English Language Centre.  I very much enjoy working with international students from when they make their initial enquiries until they progress and become more confident.

I look forward to meeting you and to helping you settle into life and study at the University.


Rebecca, Administrator
Rebecca3.crHi.  I have been working for the University of Lincoln and supporting students for 4 years.  I provide students with information about the services offered by the English Language Centre, including In-Sessional courses and Drop-In and manage the booking systems for these.  I also contribute to the running of the enrolment event in September each year.

I have lived in the beautiful city of Lincoln for many years and love sharing my knowledge of the city’s attractions and events on the ELC social media pages.  I really enjoy communicating with students from all over the world and making their experience of Lincoln memorable.