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In Memoriam: Dr Amanda Hopkins

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Dr Amanda Hopkins, Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Modern Languages and Culture, has died.

"Amanda was an absolute live wire and her enthusiasm for her subject was absorbed by her students. She was a great facilitator and treated all her classes as workshops where students were expected to work hard and to get stuck into the texts they were studying. As well as being a brilliant teacher, Amanda was also a true intellectual and an artist with many talents. Outside of her academic work, she was a singer-songwriter who wrote and recorded three albums of music and who performed live regularly on the Coventry music scene."

Read more about Amanda's life and work in the tribute written by her colleagues, and share your own reflections in a book of condolence.

Colleagues, friends and students are welcome to attend the funeral on Monday 22 August, taking place at 1.45pm at Canley Crematorium.


We know this will be distressing and unexpected news for everyone, especially those who knew Amanda personally. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need support, or if you have any concerns about someone else.  

Staff can access support through the Staff Wellbeing Hub, by contacting the Employee Assistance Programme, or access bereavement support from the Chaplaincy.  

Students can contact the Wellbeing Support Services team via the wellbeing portal or by calling 024 7657 5570, access bereavement support from the Chaplaincy, or speak to their personal tutor.