About Us

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The International Office is responsible for the development of the University's overall international strategy, including marketing, recruitment, student exchanges and links with universities and other organisations.

This involves a wide range of activities such as representing the University at international education fairs and exhibitions; visiting schools, colleges and universities; co-ordination of Erasmus exchanges and other exchange links; the Study Abroad Programme; production and distribution of information for prospective international students; liaising with current international students and international student societies; management of the University's overseas agents for campus-based courses.

The Director of the International Office is Suzanne AlexanderDr Michael Green is Director of Strategic Partnerships. Caroline Berry is the Associate Director, International Market Development. Clare Banfa is the Associate Director, Mobility and Operations. Vicky Chadderton is Associate Director, Market Partnerships. Kate Walewska is Associate Director, Collaborative Projects and Programmes. Tracy Li is also an Associate Director.

Our Senior International Officers are Peter Hough and Felicity Lawrence. Our International Officers are Dr Fiona Ashmore, Rebecca Heritage, Shahid Hussain and James Leadbetter.

Chloe Bridges is our International Recruitment Support Officer and Sue Cousins is our Executive Officer.

The Study Abroad team is Peter Hough, Kristina Burns and Irene Adeva Ferrandiz. The Erasmus team is Dr Fiona Ashmore and Nalina Pattni.

Dr Allister Smeeton is the International Office's Project Manager for China Partnerships.

In many countries we also work with agents who can offer advice and help you with your application to the University of Leicester.

Within the International Office, we all have our own special areas of responsibility and expertise, but we also work as a team, so that even when some staff are away from the office, your enquiries will be dealt with promptly.

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Santander Travel Awards

A minimum of ten travel awards for University of Leicester staff and students, made possible by funds from the Santander Group, will be available for the academic year.

Contact us

For further information, please contact the International Office:

E: International Office

T: +44 (0)116 252 2296

For Erasmus enquiries please contact:

E: Erasmus Team
T: +44 (0)116 252 5142

For Study Abroad enquiries please contact:

E: Study Abroad Team
T: +44 (0)116 252 5687