International

Meet the team

We are an international team with a mission to engage students, parents and partners in the pursuit of world-class education and life-changing experiences.

The team create opportunities for international engagement, whether that is studying with us here at Teesside University, through TNE across the globe or by engaging in our extensive student mobility activities.

Internationalisation is at the heart of Teesside University and we are proud to advance this agenda through our activity. Our people are our greatest asset; they’re smart, funny, clever, innovative and experienced. Feel free to contact us anytime or just read a little bit about us below.

UK based team

George Hunt

George Hunt

George is Teesside's Director of International Development, with responsibility for overseeing international recruitment, student mobility initiatives and international partnerships.

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A graduate of University of Leeds and Northumbria University, George has worked in the UK HE sector for the past ten years and sees internationalisation is one of the most valuable elements of UK higher education. Originally from the Tyne Valley, he is a supporter of Middlesbrough FC but only for the glory.




Adam Rennison

Adam Rennison

Adam joined Teesside University in June 2017, having previously held international roles at Durham University and the University of Sunderland. A graduate of Durham University Business School and Northumbria University, Adam is extremely passionate about providing opportunities for international students in the UK and around the globe.

More about Adam

As Head of International Recruitment, Adam is the operational lead for all areas of international student recruitment and the main point of contact for the University’s Regional Offices and articulation partners.

Outside of work, Adam is an avid traveller who loves to explore new countries and cultures around the world.



Carol Mallon

Carol Mallon

  • International Recruitment Coordinator
  • c.mallon@tees.ac.uk
  • Carol has worked at Teesside University since March 2015 and has 10 years experience of working with International students, having previously worked at the University of Sunderland.

More about Carol

Carol has been responsible for recruitment in the Middle East and North Africa as well as recently travelling to Sub-Saharan Africa and North America.

Carol really enjoys travelling and meeting students from all around the world, giving advice on the best course for them and telling them all about the wonderful facilities here at Teesside.



Lee Musson

Lee Musson

Lee graduated with a first class honours degree from Teesside University in 2010 and has experience in student focused roles, from recruitment through to employability.He is responsible for coordinating exhilarating international experience and exchange opportunities for incoming and outgoing students as well as an inspirational International Summer Programme.

More about Lee

Lee is happy to speak to you about any opportunities aligned to increasing the experiences and knowledge of students across the world.

His greatest achievement, other than gaining his degree, was running the Yorkshire Marathon (that's 26.2 miles) to raise money for charity. He enjoys international travel and the diverse culinary delights on offer, but also meeting people from different cultures. From Skydiving and mountaineering in New Zealand, trekking in Thailand or Scuba Diving in Australia, Lee is always up for a truly international challenge.



Natalie Clark

Natalie Clark

Natalie joined Teesside University in 2015, bringing over 15 years international marketing, events and education experience gained in a variety of private and not-for-profit organisations in the UK, Spain and Brazil. Previous roles include Head of Global Marketing for Pearson Language Tests and Director of Marketing at the Association of MBAs (AMBA). As a native Teessider, Natalie is proud to be working to help the University achieve the international recognition it deserves.


Lindsey Paylor

Lindsey Paylor

Lindsey's background is in creative arts and design in the public sector. Lindsey worked in London for several years in marketing and communication roles at University of the Arts, London before joining Teesside University in 2015 as International Marketing Assistant, bringing a keen interest in visual communication.

More about Lindsey

In her current role, Lindsey is focussing on developing International Development's marketing assets. Always on the lookout for innovative ideas to create and enhance content, Lindsey aims to widen audiences and increase engagement.



Sam Forbes

Sam Forbes

Sam has worked in Higher Education for over 10 years, recently joining International Development. She graduated from Teesside University in 2010 with a distinction in MSc Marketing Management. Sam brings a wealth of experience in event management, she is responsible for organising and delivering internationally focused events for students, partners and agents on and off campus.

More about Sam

Sam enjoys meeting people from a variety of cultures and the opportunity her role gives to welcome our international visitors on campus.

When not at work, Sam is running around after her two children but given the chance enjoys running around the North Yorkshire hills.



Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan studied English Studies at Teesside University 2013-16, and has worked in marketing in a variety of different areas of the University during and after his course, including the Library and Student Services, working closely with the volunteering initiative, Volun-tees.

More about Ryan

Ryan is now responsible for marketing the University overseas, and works to enhance the international image of the campus. He is keen to use his experiences as a student to communicate how great Teesside University is.

He loves to hang out at the 'English café', where he chats to our international students about life in the UK and back home.



 

Heidi Cummins

Originally from Germany, Heidi has lived and worked overseas and in London before joining the University. She has worked across the University in a variety of roles including admissions, Erasmus, Study Abroad and home/international recruitment. Her current role as Centre Manager for International Development includes responsibility for EU and UK based international recruitment and managing our wonderful admin team!


 

Angela Faulkner

Angela has been with the university for over eleven years, the last six in International Development. Her previous roles involved working with students, businesses and stakeholders, skills she still continues to use in her current role. As Administrator she is responsible for monitoring the department budgets, arranging travel and supporting the Centre Manager with Erasmus+.


Tami Egonu

Tami Egonu

Originally from London, Tami Egonu is an Assistant Administrator with many years of experience in the world of International Development. Having worked abroad, Tami brings her eye for detail and accuracy and enjoys her varied role, and remains busy ensuring that agents and ultimately students receive the best service possible.


Tiffany Broome

Tiffany Broome

Shortly after moving to the UK, Tiffany began working for Teesside University in 2010. Tiffany is responsible for handling new agent applications and processing agent commission invoices. Originally from the United States, Tiffany enjoys the diversity of living in our area and loves the exciting developments taking place in Middlesbrough.

 
China based team

HOU Liang

HOU Liang

Liang joined Teesside University's International team in 2007 and leads the China office for the University.

Liang originally came as an international student in 1999 from Shandong Province in China; he enjoys much of the local culture and made lots of friends locally.

More about Liang

The North East of England became his new home. Liang stayed in this region for 12 years before moving back to Beijing to set up the China office. Having been a student himself, he understands international students and is always willing to help them. Benefitting from his own experience in the UK, he is eager to share it with the international students.



WANG Mengsi

WANG Mengsi

Mengsi has been working for Teesside University China office since March 2012. She has worked in a variety of roles including admissions, marketing and recruitment in China. Her current role as Manager of the China office includes responsibility for Business School recruitment and managing the team. Mengsi enjoys traveling across China, interacting with students and providing the most up to date information about Teesside University.


SUN Pingyao

SUN Pingyao

Pingyao joined Teesside University China Office in April 2015 after graduating from the University of the West Scotland (BA) and Cardiff University (PG). Initially responsible for admissions, in September 2016 Pingyao started to work as Recruitment Officer for Creative programmes and managed the agent network, international foundation programmes, public universities, articulation programmes and individual applicants.

More about Pingyao

Pingyao truly enjoys traveling all over China and expanding her knowledge when traveling with academics from different Schools. It is an exciting opportunity for her to share her knowledge and experience of our university with students and partners.



LIU Mengjie

LIU Mengjie

Mengjie joined Teesside in October 2016, she's responsible for student recruitment and partnership maintenance of our joint-degree programmes. Prior to Teesside, Mengjie worked in student services at INTO University Partnerships. Outside of work, she's very much into outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.


SHEN Lin

SHEN Lin

Lin joined Teesside University in January 2018, arriving with experience in the overseas education industry having developed new business and market recognition. A gradudate of Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, Lin is a passionate person who has a strong organisation and work ethic.


ZHOU Jiaqi

ZHOU Jiaqi

Jiaqi accomplished her master program in Southampton in 2014. Her previous working experience at a German education consulting company has brought her great interest in education and marketing. Jiaqi joined Teesside University as the Marketing Officer within the China Office in early 2017 and is responsible for marketing activities in China. She aims to enhance the branding of Teesside University in China.


JIN Jie

JIN Jie

Jie graduated from University of Worcester and she joined Teesside University China Office in 2016. She is responsible for Admission. In her spare time she likes to listen to the music and watch TV. She also loves travelling very much.

 
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