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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:


Alex Bonczoszek (interim)
Director of Student Recruitment and International Relations

Senior Team

Alex Bonczoszek
Associate Director of International Student Recruitment

Keith Johnstone
Director of International Relations and Development

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

Abiodun Moses In-Country Officer, Nigeria
Responsible for Nigeria In-Country support


Sara Sandford Regional Director
Responsible for Latin America

Sian Steggles Country Development Manager
Responsible for USA, Canada and the Caribbean

Cecilia Valdenea In-Country Officer, Mexico
Responsible for Mexico In-Country support

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, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

Josie Love Country Development Manager
Responsible for Europe and Norway

Elodie Sprenger Country Development Manager
Responsible for UK International

East Asia Team

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

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

University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM)

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

Yuzrifa Mohd Jalani Recruitment Manager
Responsible for the University of Southampton Malaysia (all countries)


University of Southampton Malaysia

International support team

Julia Furse
International Office Manager

Adam Corres
PA to Director of SRIR, Director of International Student Recruitment, and Director of International Relations

Anisa Hoxha
Agent Partnerships Manager

Carlene Cornick
Regional Support Officer

Marika Stone
Regional Support Officer

Regional Support Officer

Maddie Fine
International Marketing Officer

Ivan Ivanov
International Marketing Assistant

International partnerships and WUN at Southampton

Maria Norton
Senior International Partnerships Manager (Networks & Development)

Zoe Carroll
International Partnerships Manager (Scholarships and Funding)

Christina Marshall 
International Partnerships Administrator 

Sarah Morss
International Partnerships Administrator

Find out more about Worldwide Universities Network at Southampton.

Legal agreements

Joanna Wilson
Legal Agreements Manager

Study abroad and exchange

Gemma Barnes
Study Abroad and Exchange Manager

Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant

Find out more about studying abroad and exchanges.

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.

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