The International recruitment team reach out to prospective international students and their parents. They travel around the world attending various education fairs and giving presentations to schools and colleges. They are a point of contact for international students as they provide information and advice on courses as well as studying and living in Worcester.
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Nick Slade - Director of International Marketing and Recruitment

Nick started at the University of Worcester in November 2017. He brings with him a wealth of experience both from the HE sector and large international marketing and advertising agencies.

Nick, who is originally from Somerset, started his career at Ogilvy & Mather. Working in the London office for a number of years he was keen to take the opportunity to travel overseas and in 1996 transferred to the agency’s Hong Kong operation. Three years in Hong Kong started Nick on a path of international business that he has travelled ever since. After a period back in London, Nick, relocated to Bahrain working for Ogilvy and then finally as Managing Director of Y&R Jordan, another WPP group agency.

The University of Worcester is one of the fastest growing universities in the UK. It prides itself on a student experience and is keen to support high-achieving international students with a range of generous scholarships.

Elizabeth O'Mara - Regional Manager - China, West Africa and South East Asia

I attend education fairs in Nigeria, East Asia and Turkey and help prospective students learn about living and studying at the University of Worcester.

I have worked in the International Recruitment Office since 2013. I was an international student myself; I studied in Beijing, China, and Turin, Italy. I truly value the importance of an international education, and really enjoy working with potential international students, and our international partners. I lived and worked in China and can speak Mandarin. In 2008 I compiled a collection of oral histories, which were shared with me by some of the elderly residents of Shanghai.

I’m originally from a different part of the UK but feel at home in Worcester as it is a very friendly city.

Tadas Lavickas - Regional Manager - Europe

My name is Tadas and I have been a part of the University of Worcester for 6 years now. I joined the University as an undergraduate student first and had a truly wonderful student experience.

The warmth and care of the University staff members always allowed me to feel as if I was at home and this encouraged me to extend my stay in the beautiful city of Worcester. I feel privileged to be able to share my personal experiences with prospective and current students and represent the University on an international scale. I strongly believe that the city of Worcester is a unique place to live, study and work, which enables everyone to achieve high academic aspirations and fulfil their potential.

Anand Patil - Regional Manager - Middle East, North Africa & South Asia

I joined University of Worcester’s International team as Regional Manager – Middle East, North Africa & South Asia. With 8 years of extensive experience in the Further and Higher Education industry, I am delighted to be part of one of the fastest growing universities in UK which boasts of some top class facilities like the Hive and £15 million pound sports arena.

I find the city of Worcester a very peaceful and pleasant place. My morning walk to work is the best part of my day with the view of the stunning Worcester Cathedral overlooking the River Severn. What else can you ask for? Join University of Worcester to experience it!

Karolina Frybova - International Officer

 As I was an international student myself, it is pleasure to help you all to fulfil your dream of joining our awesome university.

I have studied BA (Hons) Business, HR and PR and graduated in 2020. As part of my course, I had a year-long placement working as a Marketing Assistant for the International Recruitment team which really help me to gain new skills and get an employment after my studies.

After graduating I have moved to Dubai, UAE where I have worked for two years in the international student’s recruitment industry. Although there is no place like home, there is definitely no place like Worcester which will easily become your second home!

Ashlyn Maeder - International Intern

I came to the University of Worcester in 2018 as a student to study a Joint Honours English Language and Education Studies. This felt like the scariest thing I had ever done, but turned out to be the best! I absolutely loved my course, but also made friends for life and learnt so many valuable lessons about living independently. I joined the International Office in September 2021 after graduating, so it’s fair to say I gained so much more from Worcester than a degree.

Worcester is beautiful city and I feel very privileged to live and work here. It has an amazing selection of shops, bars and restaurants and there is something for everyone. Being located in the Midlands gives you the opportunity to explore so many other parts of the UK whilst still being based here. The University itself has an amazing community atmosphere and its international student population is growing rapidly. There are great opportunities for part-time work; I was a Student Receptionist in my third year which was an amazing way to earn some extra money during my studies.

Although I have lived in the UK for over 10 years now, I am half Swiss and grew up in Belgium, so have always had an appreciation for different cultures and nationalities. I feel so lucky to be able to combine my love of the University with my interest in the world in my job. 

International Recruitment
Jenny Lind Building - (Room JL 2026)
University of Worcester

Telephone: +44 (0)1905 542640