National Coordinator MFL Student Mentoring Project,
Lucy Jenkins achieved First Class honours in English Literature and Italian at Cardiff University in 2014. Achieving a scholarship for excellence, she pursued a Master’s degree in European Studies, also at Cardiff University, and graduated with a Distinction in 2015. Currently, Lucy is the National Coordinator for the MFL Student Mentoring Project, based at Cardiff University, and has recently taken on the role of Project Development Manager for Language Horizons, a DfE funded digital mentoring project for languages. In the last year Lucy as also acted as a research assistant on an AHRC Open World Research Initiative project and other small research grants. Lucy is developing her expertise in pedagogical approaches to language learning both at a research and practical level. Currently working with particular interest on the interface between mentoring, learner motivation and online technology, Lucy has been instrumental in developing Language Horizons, and is looking to advance her work on engagement factors impacting upon uptake of MFLs as well as pedagogical approaches to teaching languages. Lucy is keen also to develop her knowledge and practice of working at the intersection between Government Policy and practical solutions.