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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:


David Winstanley
Director of Global Recruitment and Admissions

Dr Vicky Lewis
International Lead

International student recruitment 


Nadia Gabr International Schools and Foundation Manager
Responsible for international schools and overseas foundation providers

Africa and Middle East

Melissa Gibson Regional Director
Overall responsibility for Africa and Middle East

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


Sara Sandford Regional Director (Americas)
Responsible for Latin America
Specialist in FAPESP and FAPEMIG funding

Crockett Sewell Country Development Manager
Responsible for USA (based in the USA)

Cecilia Valdenea Country Development Manager
Responsible for Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean (based in Mexico)

South, South East and Central Asia, Russia, CIS, EU and UK-International

Donna Haynes Regional Director
Responsible for South and Central Asia, Russia and CIS

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

Elodie Sprenger Country Development Manager
Responsible for UK International

Jason Ong Jit Sim Country Development Manager 
Responsible for Malaysia (based in country)

Panishthi Sheth Country Development Manager 
Responsible for India (based in country)

Aakshi Vashist Country Development Manager 
Responsible for India (based in country)

East Asia Team

Zoe Yao Head of China Engagement
Responsible for China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Macau SAR, South Korea and Taiwan

Tiefu Zhao Business Development Manager
(East Asia, China-based)

Agent Partnerships Team

Anisa Hoxha
Agent Partnerships Manager

Cosmin Angheluta
International Student Officer - Agents

University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM)

Foohing Wong Head of Recruitment, Marketing and Admissions
Responsible for the University of Southampton Malaysia (all countries)

Umar Razzaq Recruitment Manager
Responsible for the University of Southampton Malaysia (all countries)


University of Southampton Malaysia

International support team

Julia Furse
International Operations Manager

Marcela Clariana-Peasley
Regional Support Officer

Camilla Nightingale
International Student Officer

Simone Chellini
International Student Officer

Nicholas Lo
Administrative Officer

Kim Fernandez
Administrative Officer


International partnerships and WUN at Southampton

Maria Norton
Senior International Partnerships Manager (Networks & Development)

Sarah Morss
International Partnerships Manager (Scholarships and Funding)

Christina Marshall 
International Partnerships Administrator 

International Partnerships Administrator

Find out more about Worldwide Universities Network at Southampton.

Legal agreements

Joanna Wilson
Legal Agreements Manager

Study abroad and exchange

Gemma Roberts
Study Abroad and Exchange Manager

Abbie Skinner
Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator

Magdalena Radwanska
Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant

Find out more about studying abroad and exchanges.

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