[Press and Public Relations] New Director at University of Leicester's Vaughan College

September 2001

No 119

The University of Leicester Institute of Lifelong Learning has appointed a new Director of Studies at its city-centre campus, Vaughan College.

Dr Paul Poplawski came to Leicester from Trinity College, Carmarthen, where he was Senior Lecturer in English and Director of the MA in Creative Writing. He has an international reputation as a D H Lawrence scholar and has published several books on the author. He has also written a book on Jane Austen and is currently editing an Encyclopaedia of Literary Modernism.

Courses at Vaughan College for the new academic year include two innovative Certificates in Higher Education: one in Management Studies and one in African, African Caribbean and South Asian Studies. There are also classes in Spanish, French, Italian and German, as well as a range of professional development and IT courses. Courses on English Literature and Creative Writing will be particularly high on Dr Poplawskiís agenda, and he has plans to develop Certificates in both these areas over the coming year.

Dr Poplawski said: ďIím delighted to be joining such a dynamic and forward-looking group of people at the University of Leicester Institute of Lifelong Learning, and to be based at such a venerable centre of adult education as Vaughan College, which was originally founded as a working menís college back in 1862 and which will be celebrating its 140th anniversary next year.

ďIím very eager to expand the Collegeís portfolio of courses and to widen participation within local communities. Vaughan Collegeís location in the centre of the city provides local people with a wonderful opportunity to gain access to the wealth of knowledge and expertise offered by one of Britainís top universities. Along with the dedicated staff at both the College and the University, itís my job to ensure that the people of Leicester gain maximum benefit from this unique centre of lifelong learning.Ē

Note to editors: Further information is available from Dr Paul Poplawski, Director of Studies, Vaughan College, University of Leicester, telephone 0116 251 7368, email pp71@le.ac.uk.

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