Laura Richards

Laura Richards


I have worked at the University of Leeds since 2014, teaching and leading English for Academic Purposes (EAP) modules in the Language Centre and study skills on International Foundation Year. I have lead various modules including Language for Marketing and Language for Arts and Humanities as well are developing insessional support for students studing Linguistics. I have also acted as Digital Lead for both the Language Centre and the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, particularly focused on our pivot to remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, I am the Lead for Academic English for Postgraduate Studies (AEPS) year-round programme.


  • Programme Lead - Academic English for Postgraduate Studies

Research interests

My research interests are technology-enhanced learning, specifically the use of digital tools to facilitate meaningful collaboration and language development in the language classroom.

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  • MA Linguistics and English Language Teaching
  • Cambridge Diploma in English Language teaching to Adults

Professional memberships


Student education

I teach a variety of presessonal modules from foundation to postgraduate level.

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre