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Study Abroad and Erasmus Team


Head of Mobility

Clare Banfa, Associate Director (Mobility and Operations)Clare Mytton

Clare leads the operations management of the work of the International Office, in order to ensure effective infrastructure for student mobility and international student recruitment. In particular, she: provides leadership for the student and staff mobility programmes; leads the review and strategic management of International Office policies and processes relating to the recruitment and admission of international students; manages the strategic use of University funding to support scholarship programmes; and has market responsibility for Cyprus and Japan.


Study Abroad

We are responsible for managing partnerships and exchanges with universities outside the EU.

Contact: / +44(0)116 252 5687

Peter HoughPeter Hough, Senior International Officer, Study Abroad Manager

Peter manages institutional relationships and partnership agreements for all Study Abroad and international (non-Erasmus) student exchanges. Within the University he provides specialist support to academic departments on student exchange matters and pastoral support to both incoming and outgoing Study Abroad students. He leads on marketing and communications for outward student mobility programmes and cultural study tours. Pete is also responsible for recruitment of degree-seeking students from the USA, Latin America, and Spain and represents the University at international recruitment fairs and site visits to partner institutions.

silhouetteIrene Adeva Ferrandiz, Study Abroad Adviser

Irene is responsible for supporting both inbound and outbound Study Abroad students. She liaises with internal Study Abroad departmental coordinators, provides support for outgoing students before, after, and during their studies abroad, and works to welcome new students to Leicester from outside the EU.


We handle Erasmus staff and student exchanges within the EU, and manage partnerships under the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility schemes.

Contact: / +44(0)116 252 5142

Fiona AshmoreDr Fiona Ashmore, Institutional Erasmus+ Coordinator

Fiona is responsible for all aspects of Erasmus+ Key Action 1 (KA1) student and staff exchanges, Erasmus+ partner universities relationship management, line management and guidance of the Study Abroad Advisers. Fiona is also responsible for providing information to departments about all aspects of the Erasmus+ KA1 schemes, management of incoming Erasmus+ and Study Abroad student administration, calculation and payment of all Erasmus+ student and staff grants.

nallinapattni.jpgNalina Pattni, Study Abroad Adviser (Erasmus)

Nalina is responsible for Erasmus+ Key Action 1 (KA1) student and staff exchange administration. This includes maintaining records of all incoming and outgoing Erasmus exchanges, liaising with Erasmus partner universities and processing Erasmus funding. Nalina’s role also includes the promotion of Erasmus opportunities at the University of Leicester. Nalina is the Equal Opportunities and BME representative for the International Office.

Departmental Coordinators

Students currently studying degree programmes at the University of Leicester are invited to contact their departmental coordinator to confirm locations available for their degree pathway, and for any academic questions they may have regarding the programme, including credit transfer.

Please view our Department Coordinators webpage for a full list of contacts.

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