Ms Karen Hurley


I am one of the Academic Coordinators of our BALEAP accredited Pre-Sessional English Language courses and am involved in developing new commissioned courses for clients inside and outside the university.  I also serve as the University Advisor on English language tests. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer English for Academic Purposes


  • Lancaster University: Postgraduate Certificate in Language Testing
  • Kingston University: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • King's College London: MA English Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics
  • University of Sydney: BA (Hons) Art History and Theory, Indonesian, Social Anthropology
  • Kings College, University of London: DELTA
  • Hammersmith and West London College: CELTA

Teaching and learning

Innovation in course design, assessment and teaching on the Pre-sessional Course.

Qualifications and expertise

  • FHEA

Business, knowledge transfer and international

My roles on Pre-sessional and as English language test advisor for the University give my work a distinctly international edge. 

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

As part of the Pre-sessional course management team and University advisor for English language tests, I share knowledge and expertise with a wide range of colleagues and peers in other institutions, helping to inform policy.

Leadership and management

My role as part of the  management team for Pre-sessional includes leadership and management at a course level.