Agents' zone - Meet the team

The International Student Recruitment team is ready to help and advise international students, who require any assistance. We receive a large number of different enquiries and there are occasions, when we would re-direct you to the Aston Schools or other departments in order for you to receive the most appropriate support. You can contact us by:


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.


Sapreena Kumari

Director of Admissions, Student Recruitment and Outreach

Sapreena provides a key lead on the University's international student recruitment and marketing strategy working closely with the Executive Director of Marketing Strategy and Communications and the senior management team and is a member of the University’s International Strategy Committee. Sapreena also leads the International Recruitment team and personally manages the following key international markets:


Yuliya Whittem

Senior International Officer

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

Jane Dunn

Jane Dunn

International Development

Jane is responsible for managing our international partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders. 

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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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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.


Hristina Dimova

International Recruitment Assistant

Hristina provides support for events, trips and visits and assists with the management of the University’s network of educational agents and representatives. 

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Waqas Hussain

International Office Projects Assistant

Waqas is responsible for timely delivery of promotional materials for events in the UK and overseas. He also manages the International Student Ambassadors scheme and he will find the right person in the university to assist you with your enquiries.

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Farhaan Saghir

International Projects Officer

Farhaan manages key international projects across both the development and recruitment area of the team. That includes administration and financial monitoring of Erasmus+ projects and reviewing and updating of key progression agreements for the recruiting of students to Aston's courses across all levels and for all five academic schools.

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