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Nadia Hards is an academic who takes a keen interest in research relevant to her area of expertise, which is predominately supporting international students, and in particular, content creation of materials specifically designed to support them.

In undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, Nadia aims to identify gaps in the available support and enhance the service. As Assistant Programme Leader for the Pre-sessional English Programmes offered at the University, Nadia has a particular interest in exploring how an intercultural approach could be utilised to support these students more effectively.

Research Interests

Nadia has engaged in research examining the impact of the three shocks (academic shock, culture shock and language shock) on international students upon matriculation and the benefits of an intercultural approach. She has been involved in research that has enabled her to propose solutions for other institutions experiencing similar challenges and potentially collaborate in research projects too.

Nadia is open to building networks with other academics and practitioners in her fields of interest.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Master, English Language Teaching (Specialism: English for Academic Purposes), Leeds Beckett University

Award Date: 22 Jun 2021


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