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Dr Willy Kitchen

Head of Department, Lifelong Learning - The University of Sheffield

Willy was appointed Head of the Department for Lifelong Learning at the University of Sheffield in 2015, where he has designed and taught on a number of part-time degree and certificate programmes, including a range of associated short-course provision, over the past twenty-five years. He has a particular interest in mature access to University study, taking overall responsibility for the department’s foundation year provision since 2001, and has contributed to a range of outreach and access provision for mature students within and beyond the University over that time. He is a member of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning Board of Trustees, and a founder member and former chair of the Foundation Year Network.