Study Abroad and Exchanges

Meet the Team

Student Mobility & Integration Team

Dimitra Boutsioukis
Student Mobility & Integration Team Leader
(+44) 0191 208 8275

I manage the Student Mobility and Integration Team which is part of the Student Wellbeing Service. This includes responsibilities for the following teams and areas:
• Student Mobility Team (Erasmus, Non-EU Exchange and Study Abroad Programmes)
• Loyola Team (the Loyola University Maryland Center at Newcastle)
• Integration of international students at Newcastle University
• Support for sponsors and sponsored students

Tonia Cook
International Partnerships Officer
(+44) 0191 208 6069

I am responsible for managing all aspects Student Mobility Programmes:
• Erasmus Programme
• Non EU Exchange Programme
• Study Abroad Programme

Marsha Leask
Student Mobility Coordinator
(+44) 0191 208 6689

I provide administrative support to our Non-EU Exchange and Study Abroad Programmes. My main roles include:
• Processing applications from incoming Non-EU Exchange and Study Abroad students.
• Assisting outgoing Non-EU Exchange students with their applications to our partner universities.
• Promoting our Non-EU Exchange Programme to current Newcastle students and prospective students at Visit Days.

Laura Gessey
Erasmus Assistant
(+44) 0191 208 6138

I am the Erasmus Assistant and part of the Student Mobility and Integration Team.
My job entails:
• Providing administration for the Erasmus Exchange Programme
• Promoting student exchanges
• Advising students; both incoming and outgoing
• Managing incoming students’ nominations and applications
• Managing outgoing students’ nominations and monitor placements (including all paperwork)
• Providing and calculating student grants
• Liaising with partner universities
• Dealing with enquiries about the Erasmus Programme

Lena Stern
Student Mobility Assistant
(+44) 0191 208 6207

I provide support for the Non-EU Exchange Programme, Study Abroad and Erasmus. This includes:
• Processing of incoming and outgoing applications and documentation
• Website and Social Media management
• Renewal of Bilateral Agreements (Erasmus+)
• Mobility statistics

Alex Morgan
International Student Integration Officer
(+44) 0191 208 6846

Responsibility for the development and organisation of a programme of events, activities and initiatives to promote the integration of non-UK students.

Claire Lackenby
Senior Sponsor & Integration Assistant
(+44) 0191 208 7838

I support the administration of sponsor relationships and integration activities for international students which includes but is not exclusive to:
• providing support for sponsored students, including the liaising with and updating of sponsor organisations
• supporting the administration of integration activities for international students
• support and assisting key areas of work of the Student Mobility & Integration Team

Grace Barker
Loyola Study Abroad Centre Manager
(+44) 0191 208 7522

I am the Loyola Study Abroad Center Manager. The Center supports students studying with us from Loyola Maryland and affiliated Universities.
• I work with the Center Coordinator and Center Assistant to support students in multiple ways during their time here.
• We run an extensive Student Orientation week, as well as the Loyola Excursions to various UK and European destinations; from Edinburgh to Rome, and lots of places in between!
• I oversee all the Center activities including strategic planning and finance.
• I support students personally with any issues they may have whilst studying here
• We work closely with the Schools to ensure the Student Experience is positive throughout all aspects of their study

Kat Gustin
Loyola Study Abroad Center Coordinator
(+44) 0191 208 8858

• providing pastoral and academic support for students during their study abroad experience
• organizing and leading trips as part of the Loyola Center programme
• supporting the administrative needs of the Center

Franziska Hofmann
Erasmus Student Assistant

(+44) 0191 208 3249