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Meet the International Recruitment Team

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.


Weiwei Xu - Director of International Marketing and Recruitment

I joined the University of Worcester as the Director of International Marketing and Recruitment in February 2015. I have been impressed by its distinctive student-centred culture, world-class teaching and very friendly environment. The University and its surroundings also has so much to offer to sport fans like myself – from onsite Sports Hall to football pitches, from an awarding-winning basketball Arena to the natural setting of Malvern Hills and River Severn. My favourite site so far is the University’s library, the Hive which I find the most inspiring piece of architecture in the city and the most efficient use of space for university students as well as the public. I hope you will join us and have a great time at University of Worcester, in a traditional English Cathedral city with an ambitious and sporting spirit.

Elizabeth Watson – International Officer

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 been in the role since 2013. I have always liked learning about other cultures, and have experience as an international student myself when studying in Beijing, China, and Turin, Italy. I lived and worked in China and can speak Mandarin. This helped me write a book on the elderly generation of Shanghai and their lives as I had to interview Shanghai residents.

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 for 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!

James Hannon - International Office Manager

I recently joined Worcester’s International Recruitment team after working for a number of years in a similar role in the Further Education sector.

My first impressions of the University of Worcester were of the high standard of facilities available to staff and students – such as the Hive, the Sports Arena and the many resources available at the new City Campus – which is a fantastic place to learn.

The main University campus based at St Johns is home to the majority of academic programmes and support functions and is equally impressive and a very pleasant place to be - yet it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Worcester with its shops, café’s and of course the River Severn and the historic Cathedral.       

There is a really positive atmosphere at all locations too – between staff and students – including our substantial and growing number of international students.

Ultimately, it’s proving to be a great place to work, to learn and to develop.   

Michaela Kolarova - International Recruitment and Marketing Assistant

Hi, my name is Michaela and I have freshly joined the International Recruitment Team as a part of my placement year at the University of Worcester. My role as the International Marketing and Recruitment Assistant is both related to my course of study - Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations and what is dear to my heart - helping and working with International students. Since I am an International student myself, my mission is to boost the interest of potential students to study with us, sharing my own experience and raising the awareness about the University of Worcester by using Digital Marketing, Communications and Social Media.

Worcester itself is a historic, picturesque and friendly city, which makes it ideal for students to find free-time activities easily, socialize with other students and make the most of its location in the heart of England. I believe there is no other city which allows you to feel more like at home.

Rosie Vass - International Graduate Ambassador

My name is Rosie and I joined the University of Worcester’s international recruitment team in September 2015 as an International Graduate Ambassador. I was an undergraduate student here at the university and I graduated in 2014 with a degree in English Language and Journalism. I use my incredibly positive experiences as a student here to inspire others to come and join our international community, from helping prospective students make an application to advising on what life is like here in Worcester. 

Bonnie Lwanga - International Graduate Ambassador

My name is Bonnie and I graduated from the University of Worcester in 2015 with a BA (Hons ) in Business Management and I also graduated from the University of Worcester with a HND Business Management in 2014.I recently joined the International recruitment team as an International Graduate Ambassador . My role involves to promote the friendly environment that the University of Worcester  has to offer as well as guide students through their application .What I like about my role is that I am able to inspire student to study here at our University and share what it is like, to be a student at Worcester. The city of Worcester itself is lovely and a great place to work study and live.