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The Global Opportunities team supports incoming and outgoing students.

For Study Abroad and all Exchange related queries: global.opportunities@ncl.ac.uk 

Global Opportunities Team

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Dimitra Boutsioukis

Senior International Mobility Manager

dimitra.boutsioukis@ncl.ac.uk

(+44) 0191 208 8275

I manage the Global Opportunities Team which is part of the International Office. 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).

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Andrew Griff-Owen

International Mobility Manager 

andrew.griff-owen@ncl.ac.uk

(+44) 0191 208 5187

I manage the Student Mobility Team. My main responsibilities include:

  • Leading the administration and promotion of the University's international mobility programmes
  • Managing the Erasmus+ Programme for student and staff mobility (Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator)
  • Signing Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreements
  • Managing mobility outside of Europe.

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Marsha Leask

Student Mobility Coordinator

marsha.leask@ncl.ac.uk

(+44) 0191 208 6689

I administer the Non-EU Exchange and Study Abroad Programmes.

  • Maintaining relationships with partner universities and colleagues at Newcastle University who are involved in the Exchange and Study Abroad programmes
  • Producing the necessary documentation for students to apply for a Tier 4 visa
  • Promotion of the Mobility Programmes to current and prospective students
  • Responsible for managing the Erasmus Interns and Student Ambassadors.
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Katie Lavender

Global Education & Community Manager

Katie.Lavender@newcastle.ac.uk

(+44) 0191 208 7838

I am responsible for the organisation and delivery of mobility opportunities which support our students to enjoy a truly global experience during their time at Newcastle University. My areas of responsibility include:

  • Short term mobility opportunities, summer schools, internships and international volunteering
  • The International Study Year
  • Postgraduate mobility
  • Funding opportunities
  • Virtual exchange
  • New pathways for international mobility.
 

Jamie Jones

International Exchange Assistant (Non-EU)

Jamie.Jones@newcastle.ac.uk

I provide administrative support for our Non-EU Exchange and Study Abroad Programmes. My responsibilities include:

  • Processing applications from incoming Non-EU Exchange and Study Abroad students
  • Promoting exchange and other global opportunities to Newcastle students and assisting them with the outgoing application process
  • Supporting Newcastle students currently abroad on Non-EU and Study Abroad placements
 

Lana Spour

International Exchange Officer

lana.spour@newcastle.ac.uk 

(+44) 0191 208 6846

I am responsible for a range of functions related to international mobility:

  • Turing Funding management
  • International partnerships and stakeholder relations
  • Exchange partner liaison and communications
  • Frameworks development for the delivery of new mobility programmes
  • Policies and procedures development that meet compliance requirements
 

Natasha Prinsloo

Senior International Exchange Assistant

I am responsible for the administrative support of different programmes; this includes: 

  • Processing applications from incoming Exchange students
  • Promoting exchanges and other global opportunities to Newcastle students and assisting them with the outgoing application process
  • Answering of queries related to incoming and outgoing exchange students
  • Supporting Newcastle students currently abroad on all exchanges

natasha.prinsloo@newcastle.ac.uk

 

Grace Barker

Loyola Study Abroad Center Manager

grace.barker@newcastle.ac.uk

(+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 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 Florence, 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.
 

Alice Cooke

Loyola Study Abroad Center Coordinator

As part of the Loyola Center team, helping to deliver an exceptional study abroad experience to our students on the Loyola programme, including:

  • Providing personalised pastoral and academic support for students during their study abroad experience
  • Organising and leading trips and events as part of the Loyola Center programme
  • Supporting the administrative needs of the Center
 

Vikki Hedges

Study Abroad Manager

Vikki.Hedges@ncl.ac.uk

I am responsible for:

  • Leading the university’s Study Abroad recruitment strategy
  • Creating and nurturing institutional relationships with global Study Abroad partners
  • Designing and developing innovative programme components relevant to student needs
  • Working in close collaboration with colleagues across the University including Professional Services teams and our academic Schools and Faculties