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About Ursula Lepping

As well as teaching German, Ursula also works as a freelance translator, specialising in medical, academic and literary translations from German into English. She has a special interest in the translation of crime novels, having translated a section of Jürgen Kehrer’s detective novel Wilsberg und die Wiedertäufer for her MA dissertation in 2015. She is currently working on her entry for the John Dryden Translation Competition.


Before joining the University of Chester, Ursula taught German at secondary school level. She taught Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level German across the ability range. She has also volunteered in primary schools and has been a primary school governor. Ursula’s experience in schools has given her a thorough understanding of the educational journey that students make before coming to university. 

Prior to her teaching experience in the UK, Ursula lived in Germany for five years, where she taught English as a foreign language.




BA (Hons) German and Scandinavian Studies, PGCE, MA Translation and Interpreting Studies.