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The International Recruitment and Development teams support the University’s internationalisation agenda through student recruitment, partnerships, transnational education and staff, and student mobility.
Aston’s commitment to internationalisation extends across all our Academic Schools where staff are engaged with the promotion and progression of internationalisation. Below you can see a profile of some of the key staff members within these areas:
Anisha is responsible for and actively manages the South East Asia market with a focus on recruiting students from key countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore. Anisha promotes Aston University at key events, working with agents, partners, and other key stakeholders within the South East Asia market.
Bhavisha is responsible for the entire international portfolio for the school of Life and Health Sciences, including partnerships, student exchanges and transnational programmes. Bhavisha provides leadership, strategic and operational management for LHS in relation to the University Strategic Plan and International Plan, and supports the Executive Dean in the achievement of the objectives agreed for LHS. Member of the PVCIs group of ADIs with overarching responsibility for implementing School based actions to deliver on objectives and targets.
Kate has worked in engineering education since 2004 and is a passionate believer in problem based learning and developing the employability of students. She oversees International and Enterprise relationships and initiatives for the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Hristina is responsible for coordinating the University international recruitment engagements in Europe, Latin America and Pakistan. Hristina promotes Aston University at key events, working with agents, partners, and other key stakeholders within the markets.
Jane leads on the development of the international pathway portfolio across the university. She works closely with internal stakeholders and international pathway providers to identify and coordinate quality pathway streams to Aston’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Jane manages a number of progression and articulation agreements to facilitate these relationships.
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.
Junying Manages the Chinese MoE approved Joint Programme in BSc in Construction Project Management with Northeast Forestry University and coordinates the Aston International Summer School.
Pawan is a Professor of International HRM at Aston Business School, an Associate Pro Vice Chancellor International (India), Aston University and the Joint-Director of Aston India Centre for Applied Research, Birmingham, UK. He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of British Journal of Management. He is responsible for developing partner collaborations in India and leading on Aston’s India strategy.
Selena manages Aston Business School’s international relations – from student and staff exchange agreements, to double degrees, articulations, international partnership networks and collaborative projects. She is responsible for the Aston International Summer School’s website and a number of international elements of the Business School’s online presence.
Thomas has overall responsibility for international student recruitment. This includes management of Aston’s International Student Recruitment team, developing and maintaining our network of agents across the globe, representing the university at international events and advising colleagues within the university on qualifications and trends from different regions.
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 is responsible for the delivery of a sector leading recruitment and sales infrastructure, providing the platform for ongoing international recruitment growth and wider international objectives. She is the key lead for the efficient delivery of large-scale recruitment processes, including international scholarships and finance processes, agents and sponsor management and due diligence processes. Yuliya works with colleagues across multiple teams within the University to improve recruitment processes and customer experience supported by the Global Operations team.
Frazer is responsible for student recruitment in the Middle East and North Africa. He also works closely with the colleagues to support the partnerships in those regions. Frazer promotes Aston University at key events, working with agents, partners, and other key stakeholders within the markets.
Stewart builds and maintains relationships between Aston and our international exchange partnerships, working alongside each of the Academic Schools. Stewart is also responsible for the University’s overarching Erasmus+ staff and student mobility programme.
Patrycja specialises in developing and maintaining relationships between Aston’s Languages and Social Sciences subject groups and international partners. The main focus is on Europe and North America within areas of political sciences, international relations, sociology and history.
Aston University is passionately committed to internationalisation through our student recruitment, partnerships, transnational education, and student mobility
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