Dr Raquel Fernández Sánchez

Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching / Senior Teaching Fellow in Spanish / Management Team

Raquel Fernandez
After graduating with a BA in History of Art and a MA in Latin American Studies at the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), Raquel moved to the University of Exeter where she spent seven years teaching at the Hispanic Studies Department while completing her PhD. In 2004 she moved to Aston University, to set up the Spanish programme at the School of Languages and Social Sciences.

At Aston she has taught language and content modules, and has performed several other academic roles, from Head of Spanish to Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching - the post which she has held since 2014. She has been a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since September 2014, and Director of the Routes into Languages West Midlands Consortium since February 2015. She has also completed the Aurora Leadership programme for women in Higher Education.

In 2016 Raquel was awarded the Aston Achievement Award in Learning and Teaching.

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • PhD in Spanish, University of Exeter
  • MA in Latin American Studies, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • BA in History of Art, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • Certificado de Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera
  • First year Introduction to Spain and Latin America
  • Second Year IBML Spanish Language
  • Final Year IBML Spanish Language


  • Spanish & Latin American art
  • The advent of modernity in Spanish Art
  • Second Language acquisition
  • Chair of Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Learning and Teaching Executive Committee
  • Employability Strategy Group
  • Student Experience Strategy Group
  • Learning Spaces Group
  • Learning Analytics Steering Committee
  • Director of Routes into Languages West Midlands
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Room: MB754
Phone:  0121 204 3756
Email:  r.fernandez-sanchez@aston.ac.uk 
Fax: 0121 204 3766