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International Student Team

 

The International Student Team has a general remit for providing specialist support to students who study at Cambridge from outside the UK and contributing more widely to international student matters at the University. Specific areas of responsibilities are outlined below:

Anthony Dangerfield, Head of the International Student Team

Anthony is responsible for managing the International Student Team and leads on a number of projects related to international student matters. Anthony is also Secretary to the Standing Committee on Student Mobility, responsible for ensuring a strategic approach to student mobility and developing mobility opportunities for students.

Laura Aston, International Student Officer

Laura is responsible for the team’s visa advisory service which provides students and their dependants with Tier 4 and related immigration advice. As part of this remit, she administers the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur scheme. Laura is also responsible for overseeing the University’s Erasmus+ Charter and attends the Standing Committee on Student Mobility to advise and provide updates on Erasmus+ activity. She administers the Smuts Memorial Fund and supports the IARU Global Summer Programme.

Maria Wylie, International Student Officer

Maria leads on the implementation of institutional policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Home Office sponsor licence responsibilities. This includes advising both staff and prospective and current students on Tier 4 compliance as well as overseeing the confirmation of sponsorship, monitoring and reporting, internal audits and managing the distribution of BRPs to students. Maria is also responsible for the team's social media communications.

Lucy Gager, International Student Administrator

Lucy is the University’s Erasmus Co-ordinator which includes having responsibility for administering inter-institutional agreements under Erasmus+ and providing support to students coming to study at Cambridge as part of the programme. Lucy also provides support to visiting students, advising both colleagues and prospective students on related immigration matters, and administers the Kurt-Hahn Trust Scholarship.

John Killeen, International Student Administrator

John supports student immigration compliance, providing guidance to staff and students on Tier 4 sponsorship and related responsibilities including ATAS. He issues CAS for undergraduate study, certain graduate courses and to current students. John also administers the Santander Mobility Grants.

Amy Philpot, International Student Administrator

Amy is one of the team’s visa advisors and provides Tier 4 immigration advice to prospective and current students and their dependants. Amy also administers the Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) and supports out-going Cambridge students participating in the Erasmus+ programme.