Study Abroad and Exchanges

Meet the Team

For Erasmus related queries:
For Study Abroad and Non-EU Exchange related queries:

‌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 for Non-EU students and incoming Study Abroad students
• Website and Social Media management
• Renewal of Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreements 
• Mobility statistics

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

The ISIO, organises a programme of events, starting each year with International Welcome, to help our new international students feel like a part of Newcastle from the first moment they arrive. This programme continues with events throughout the academic year which help students to settle into Newcastle life, and to make friends with home students. This is as well as organising various opportunities for the students to give their feedback on events, and contribute to the development of the programme, via focus groups, to make sure Newcastle is providing the very best opportunities for integration for international 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 Center 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

Kyle Day
Loyola Study Abroad Center Assistant 
(+44) 0191 208 7574

I support the administration of the Loyola Center at Newcastle University, which includes but is not exclusive to:
• delivering efficient and effective administrative procedures for and contributing to the Center’s development and enhancement.
• working with the Manager and the Coordinator to organise and further develop a programme of activities for Loyola Center participants in Newcastle to foster integration, cooperation and understanding among students, stressing academic commitment.
• day-to-day activities such as SAP data maintenance, keeping accurate data and records on all students, logistical arrangements for events and activities both on- and off-campus, producing transcripts, organization of digital folders and finance processing.

Franziska Hofmann
Erasmus Student Assistant
(+44) 0191 208 3249

 I support the Student Mobility Team on a daily basis.