The University of Southampton

International Office Team

We travel overseas to meet prospective students and alumni, visit foreign schools and universities, keep in contact with foreign embassies in the UK and make sure that our international students enjoy their studies and life whilst they are in Southampton. We can also advise current students who would like to participate in any of our exchange programmes with overseas institutions.

Learn more below about the International Office Team and how to contact them.

Are you an overseas visitor interested in studying with us? Find out more about our courses, entry requirements and support for international students in our university life section.

Information for international students

For all general enquiries about the University of Southampton's partnerships, funding, events and international student recruitment please contact the International Office.

Email us at
Telephone us at +44 (0) 23 8059 2772 (08.00-17.00 GMT, Monday-Friday)

The International Office team consists of the following people:

Charlene Allen
Director of Student Recruitment and International Relations

Jon Inegbedion
Director of International Student Recruitment

Keith Johnstone
Director of International Relations and Development

International student recruitment 

Americas and Europe

Sara Sandford Regional Director
Responsible for Latin America

Sarah Bedford Country Development Manager
Responsible for Europe and Norway

Sian Steggles Country Development Manager
Responsible for USA and Canada 

Africa and Middle East

Melissa Gibson Regional Director
Responsible for Nigeria, Mauritius, Iraq and Iran

Josie Love Country Development Manager
Responsible for Africa, including Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Tanzania and Uganda

Rami Al-Mousa Country Development Manager
Responsible for Middle Eastern countries

Russia, CIS, Turkey, South and Central Asia and UK-International 

Donna Haynes Regional Director
Responsible for South Asia and UK-International

Vusala Vaughan Country Development Manager
Responsible for Central Asia, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and UK-International

East Asia Team

Nadia Gabr Regional Director
Responsible for Taiwan and Hong Kong

Giang Nguyen Country Development Manager
Responsible for China, Thailand and Vietnam

Marika Stone Country Development Manager
Responsible for China, Japan, Macao and South Korea

Lizzie Eyres Country Development Manager
Responsible for Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia

Business School

Saf Jeevanjee Senior International Officer
Responsible for the Business School (all countries)

University of Southampton Malaysia Campus (USMC)

Jean Sue International Recruitment Officer
Responsible for the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus (all countries)

International support team

Vicki Meade
Administration Team Manager

Lucy Holder
PA to Director SRIR and Director of International Relations

Angela Bamberg
Regional Support Officer to East Asia team

Carlene Cornick
Regional Support Officer to Africa and Middle East team, and South Asia Country Development Manager

Marcela Clariana-Peasley 
Regional Support Officer to Americas and Europe team, and Donna Haynes

Jason Langdon
Agent Coordinator

Maddie Fine 
UK-International Recruitment and Marketing Support

International partnerships and WUN at Southampton

Eleonora Gandolfi
International Partnerships Manger

Gemma Barnes
International Partnerships Administrator

Find out more about Worldwide Universities Network at Southampton.

Study abroad and exchange

Ruth Law
Study Abroad and Exchange Manager

Betty Draper
Study Abroad and Exchange Administrator - Outgoing Erasmus

Claire Curran
Study Abroad and Exchange Administrator - Incoming Erasmus

Isabel Benitez Rodriguez
Study Abroad and Exchange Administrator - International exchange incoming and outgoing

Find out more about studying abroad and exchanges.

Scholarships and funding

Elodie Sprenger (Interim)
International Scholarships and Funding Officer (Sponsors, Scholarships, Global Partnerships Award, Visiting Fellows)

Find out more about fees and funding for international students.

FAPESP, FAPEMIG and Santander

Sara Sandford
Regional Director - Americas and Europe

Find out more about research income and funding.

Read about our partnership with Santander.

Legal agreements

Maria Ceron Cervantes
Legal Agreements Manager


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