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 Parmar

Regional Manager (UK International and South East Asia)

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. 

Anisha Parmar

Bhavisha Koner

Associate Dean International HLS

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.


Bhavisha Koner

 

 
Professor Kate Sugden

Deputy Dean, Enterprise and International, School of Engineering and Applied Science

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. 


Dr Kate Sugden

 

Dr Sylvia Wong

Associate Dean International EPS


Dr Sylvia Wong

 

Martina Ivanova

International Relations Manager


Martina Ivanova

 

Matt Dean

Director, International Recruitment

Matt leads Aston’s global international student recruitment strategy. The International Student Recruitment Team is the key point of contact for prospective students, their parents and key influencers, advising on all matters related studying at Aston University. Matt’s team operates globally to promote Aston and welcomes the opportunity to engage with new and existing recruitment partners.


Matt Dean

 

Professor Frank Austermuehl

Associated Dean International BSS

Frank Austermuehl is Professor of Modern Languages with a chair in Translation Studies. He also serves as Deputy Dean of the School of Languages and Social Sciences and as such is responsible together with the Associate Dean International for the international strategy of the School.


Professor Frank Austermuehl

Jumy Adeosun

Regional Marketing and Recruitment Officer


Jumy Adeosun

Saumya Agarwal

Country Manager (India)


Saumya Agarwal

Deechen Sherpa

International Recruitment Officer (India)


Deechen Sherpa

 

Sarah Tsai

Regional Manager (North East Asia)


Sarah Tsai

 

Jon Choi

International Recruitment Officer

North East Asia and UK International China

 

Jane works with pathway partners to facilitate the progression of international students coming to continue their studies at Aston. She works closely with a range of key stakeholders internally and a range of external teaching providers of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

 


Jon Choi

Paul Hebron

Head of Postgraduate and ABS Marketing


Paul Hebron

 

Helena Thompson

International Marketing Manager


Helena Thompson

 

Wendy Yip

International Marketing Manager


Helena Thompson

 

Selena Teeling

International Marketing Manager


Helena Thompson

 

Junying Jia

International Marketing Manager


Helena Thompson

 

Jane Dunn

International Development


Helena Thompson

 

Jessica Rigby

International Marketing Manager


Helena Thompson

 

Amanjot Kaur

International Marketing Manager


Helena Thompson