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Mrs Yuliya Kostyuk

Lecturer in Russian (E&S)


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I have been passionate about teaching for many years and currently work as a Lecturer in Russian.

My teaching career began in 2000 at the Language Centre of the University of Exeter, where I worked as a Tutor in Ukrainian for a member of the diplomatic service. I transitioned to teaching Russian to undergraduate students in 2001 and have been doing so ever since.

I first graduated in Economics at the Kyiv National Economic University and worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Kyiv. I later earned an MA with distinction in Translation from the University of Exeter in 2010.

Throughout my 20+ year teaching career, I have continuously taught writing, oral, translation and comprehension seminars in Russian modules at all levels. While the teaching I have done at the degree level has been as a Russian programme team member delivering pre-existing modules, I am now also teaching at the Language Centre. I have drawn on my experience and expertise to develop, convene and teach four Russian modules at the LC.

From 2007 to 2020, I created and delivered Russian courses for the Evening Language Programme for different abilities, which were very successful.

In 2012, I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy after completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice at the University of Exeter. Since 2013, I have been involved with MA Translation as a dissertation supervisor and first marker. In 2018-19, I successfully designed and delivered Russian language courses - 'Languages in Action' - for the Tri-Service University's Short Course Programme for The Ministry of Defence.

I am dedicated to creating effective digital learning resources that enhance education alongside traditional teaching methods, supporting students' success.

Contribution to discipline

External positions:

  • External examiner, Keele University (2021-2025)


My current role is Lecturer in the DML&C and in the FLC. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I teach Russian language for Modern Languages undergraduate students across all years and in the Language Centre. I also convene three Russian modules: FLR1130, FLR2230, FLR2330 and FLR3430.

Modules taught

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