International team

The International Student Recruitment and Development team is ready to help and advise international students, partners and other key stakeholders about working with and studying on Aston University programmes. We aim to provide you with the best service by handling your enquiries quickly ourselves or occasionally enlisting the help of other key departments at the University. It is our key aim to provide you with the most appropriate reply that meets the needs of your enquiry. 

Saskia Hansen

Saskia Loer Hansen

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International

Saskia is responsible for the University's Internationalisation agenda, delivering successful international student recruitment, inbound and outbound student mobility, opportunities for international research funding, and engagement with partners, sponsorship agencies and government officials across the world.

Wendy Yip

Wendy Yip

Director, International Development

Wendy is responsible for providing a key lead for the University’s international collaborations and partnerships. She works closely with the Pro Vice Chancellor International and the senior management team on the University's global engagement strategy and is a key member of the University’s International Strategy Committee, which ensures that the strategic direction includes international student experience at the heart of the University.


Yuliya Whittem

Senior International Officer

Yuliya is responsible for the implementation of the University’s international recruitment in the following key markets:

Anisha Parmar

Anisha Parmar

International Officer

You can speak to Anisha at her forthcoming visits to events in the following target markets:

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Thomas Austin

International Officer

You can speak to Tom at his forthcoming visits to events in the following target markets:

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Kerry Smith

International Officer

You can speak to Kerry at her forthcoming visits to events in the following target markets:

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Pengbo Song

International Officer

Pengbo is responsible for the implementation of the University’s international recruitment in the following key markets:



Junying Jia

International Programmes Development Officer

Junying supports development of a portfolio of high quality taught programmes across the University delivered in collaboration with strategic international partners. She identifies, facilitates, coordinates and develops successful models for teaching partnerships at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education/continuing professional development levels including development of articulation agreements.

Jessica Neumann

Jessica Neumann

International Partnerships Development Officer

Jessica builds and maintains relationships between Aston and our International University Wide partners, working alongside coordinators in each of the Academic Schools. She is also responsible for the University's overarching Erasmus student and staff mobility programme.

Jane Dunn

Jane Dunn

International Partnerships Manager

Jane is the strategic lead on the development of partnerships in the UK and responsible for the management of our UK international partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders.  


Hristina Dimova

International Student Recruitment Officer

Hristina co-ordinates international recruitment engagements in the UK and Europe. She assists with management of the University’s network of educational agents and representatives. 

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Ketan Supeda

Erasmus and International Partnerships Coordinator

Ketan manages key projects across the international development team. This includes the financial monitoring and administration of Erasmus+, Moveon partnership activity, as well as handling key projects that update and improve our record management systems, assisting with external visits to Aston and undertaking recruitment activities associated with Aston’s partnership agreements.

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Georgia Johnson

International Student Recruitment Assistant

Georgia makes sure the promotional materials we use are shipped on time to the right location. She will also be the best person to assist you with your international queries.

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