Meet the international team

The International Office has a dedicated team providing a range of services and support to international students:

  • Dan Entwistle

    Dan has worked in the International Office since 2006 and usually works in South-East Asia, West Africa and India, looking after our regional offices in these areas.

    Dan graduated from Essex in 1999 and also spent time studying in the USA. He has degrees in American Studies and in International Management.

  • Li Ge

    Li Ge has worked in the International Office since 2009 looking after students from mainland China, Taiwan and South Korea.

  • Helen Wang

    Helen works as an International Officer looking after service educational agents, and managing promotional, marketing and PR related activities for the China market. Helen joined the International Office in 2015.

  • Edmundo Hernandez–Martinez

    Edmundo joined the University of Essex 20 years ago as a lecturer in Spanish and for the last 15 years has been working in the International Office looking after students from Latin America and Central Asia.

    Edmundo has a degree in Business Administration from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico and also studied Management at Essex.

  • Anda Sadinova-Vivas

    Anda works as an International Officer looking after customer services and managing our relations with internal and external stakeholders.

    Anda graduated from Essex in 2010 after completing degrees in Sociology of Media and Latin American Studies, as well as spending some time studying in Venezuela. Anda can help you with agent related queries.

  • Emmi Russell

    Emmi works as International Officer for USA, Canada and Norway, and also looks after digital and print media for the office.

    Emmi joined the office in 2010 after studying Latin American Studies and Sociology here at Essex.

  • Katerina Kanlis

    Katerina works with UK-based international schools and international stakeholders, meeting students from all over the world who have come to the UK to study. Students may be studying a foundation programme, A levels, or a first degree in the UK before we get to meet them.

    If you are an overseas student currently in the UK or work for a UK-based international education provider, please get in touch with Katerina.

    Katerina graduated from Essex in 2011 and has since been working with schools and prospective university students.

Our EU team

  • Caroline Halling

    Caroline is the Head of EU Student Recruitment. After studying Politics and Sociology at Essex, Caroline lived abroad and returned to the university as a Student Recruitment Officer and then as International Officer.

    Caroline also has a Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

  • Adam Armstrong

    Adam is the Head of UK Recruitment and also has responsibility for recruiting students from Cyprus.

    Adam graduated from the University of Essex in 2010 and has been working within the Marketing and Student Recruitment office since 2011.

  • Becky Keeble

    Becky Keeble Becky works as a Student Recruitment Officer and represents the university at recruitment events in Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria and Greece.

    Becky joined the team in 2014 having previously worked at University Campus Suffolk.

  • Rosanna Lord

    Rosanna Lord Rosanna works as a Student Recruitment Officer and represents the university at recruitment events in Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Ireland and Hungary.

    Rosanna joined the team in 2015 having previously worked at the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Bedfordshire.

  • Harriet Boggis

    Harriet Boggis Harriet works as a Student Recruitment Officer and represents the University at recruitment events in Baltics, Germany, Romania, Poland and Slovakia.

    Hattie joined the team in 2015 after living and working abroad.

Regional offices

We also have a number of regional offices and representatives around the world:

  • Lagos, Nigeria Arinze Odiari
  • Beijing, China Meiqin Yang
  • Shanghai, China Qiong Wu
  • Shanghai, China Joanna Chen
  • Delhi, India Sandeep Sharma
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Samantha Look
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Katrina Khairudin
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Christabel
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Farah Hamdan
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Aruna Vijiaretnam

Support staff

  • Emma Berry

    Emma worked abroad before moving to Colchester. Coming from a further education background, her role involves the day to day running of the International Office, and dealing with finance queries.

Contact us

We also have office support staff available to assist with clerical duties.
You can meet the team on country visits or feel free to contact us at