International Student Support

The International Student Support Office is dedicated to advising and supporting all non UK students across Exeter's three campuses.  Our support begins before you arrive with the International Students Guide, packed with pre-arrival information helping you prepare for your studies and life in the UK. During your time at Exeter we hope you join in with the many cultural events that take place on campus, some of which are organised jointly with student societies.  Authorised by the Office of Immigration Services commissioner (OISC) our international student advisers are qualified to provide the latest immigration advice covering a range of visa types.  We offer one-to-one appointments, drop-ins and workshops as well as detailed advice by email and SID online.

 

Student Support Officer

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Sue O'Hara

Student Support Officer (Transition and Integration)

Sue is based at the Exeter campuses. She supports the University’s aims to support transition into living and learning at University for all students, promote integration and participation. Sue coordinates the Freshers’ Week  and Orientation Programmes for all new students. She works with INTO, the Students' Guild and Guild societies to plan and promote mentoring and cultural programme on campus and in the city.

Email: S.O'Hara@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723018

International Student Advisers

Immigration advice and guidance can only be given by qualified advisers.

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Amelia Mansfield

International Student Support & Immigration Officer

Amelia is responsible for the strategic oversight of the work of the International Student Support Office, and for developing policy in the areas of immigration advice and international student welfare. She is also the senior immigration adviser, with special responsibility for complex immigration casework alongside the provision of one-to-one and group advice for students and staff on a wide range of immigration issues.

Amelia has worked with international students since 2007, first at the University of East Anglia and then at the University of Exeter since 2008. Alongside her work, Amelia is also pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing.

Working pattern: Tuesday - Thursday

Email: A.R.Mansfield@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 0300 555 0444 ; +44 (0)1392 724724

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Suzanne Aburagheb

International Student Support Team Leader

As part of the ISSO team and a qualified international student adviser, Suzanne is responsible for the operational management of the international student advice team.  She manages the International Student Advisers and offers one-to-one advice to international students on a wide range of topics with particular expertise in immigration. She runs immigration workshops and assists with the implementation of Freshers' Week and other activities.

Suzanne has worked with students since 2007 in a wide range of roles across the Streatham campus including INTO, the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, the International Office and Student Funding. 

Working pattern: Monday - Friday

Email: s.aburagheb@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 0300 555 0444 +44(0)1392 724724

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Laura Shepherd

International Student Adviser

Laura provides one-to-one advice on a wide range of topics with particular expertise in immigration. She presents immigration workshops and assists with the cultural programme.

Laura brings more than 10 years experience of working in student support, advice and teaching roles around the UK and in Spain.

Working pattern: Monday - Wednesday

Email: l.shepherd@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 08444 724724; +44(0)1392 724724

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Minoti Balraj

International Student Adviser

Minoti provides one-to-one advice on a wide range of topics with particular expertise in immigration. She presents immigration workshops and assists with the cultural programme.

Working pattern: Wednesday - Friday

Email: m.balraj@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 0300 555 0444; +44(0)1392 724724

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Donna McKie

International Student Adviser / Admissions PBS/INTO Progression Supervisor

Donna works part time in the ISSO team as an International Student Advisor providing one to one advice on a wide range of topics with particular expertise in immigration and assists with immigration workshops and other activities.

Donna also works in the International PBS Admissions team issuing CAS to new international students. Donna has worked for the university since 2008 and has worked in various roles within International Postgraduate, Undergraduate and INTO Admissions

Working pattern: Tuesday

Email: d.m.mckie@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 08444 724724; +44(0)1392 724724

Cornwall Campus

Nik Farrant

Admissions Team Leader and Immigration Adviser

Nik is based at the Cornwall Campus and provides one-to-one immigration advice to potential and current international students.   She primarily advises prospective and incoming students on applying for visas overseas but can also assist current students with their visa applications. She can also signpost students to the appropriate help on a wide range of other issues.

Email: N.R.Farrant@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1326 254187

Caroline Simons

Senior Registry Assistant

Caroline is based at the Cornwall Campus and provides one-to-one immigration advice to current international students.  She primarily advises current students on applying for visas within the UK but can also assist potential students with applying for visas whilst abroad. She can also signpost students to the appropriate help on a wide range of other issues.

Email: c.simons@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1326 371816

INTO students

Melian Kearney

Admissions Assistant

Melian is based at the INTO Building and offers dedicated visa advice to all current INTO students from one-to-one appointments to workshops.  INTO students can book an appointment or attend a drop-in session by enquiring at the INTO reception or sending an email to the address below.  Melian can also signpost INTO students to the appropriate help on a wide range of other issues.

Email: intovisa@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 1392 724282