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International Student Office


The International Student Office 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 Office

Anthony is responsible for managing the International Student Office and leads on a number of projects related to international students and student mobility. 

Lucy Gager, Lead International Student Advisor

Lucy is responsible for the team's visa advisory service, providing students and their dependants with student visa and related immigration advice. Lucy is also responsible for managing the University's participation in the Turing Scheme, and administers the Smuts Memorial Fund.

Maria Wylie, Lead International Student Administrator

Maria leads on the implementation of institutional policies and procedures to ensure compliance with student immigration requirements, with a focus on admissions and arrival. This includes advising both staff and students on visa compliance, managing confirmation of sponsorship, overseeing visa checks on arrival, facilitating the distribution of BRPs to students and undertaking internal audits.

Vanessa Bowman, Lead International Student Administrator

Vanessa leads on the implementation of institutional policies and procedures to ensure compliance with student immigration requirements, with a focus on current and completing students. This includes advising staff and students on visa compliance, overseeing academic engagement monitoring, managing changes of circumstances and undertaking internal audits.

Rosie Bell, International Student Administrator

Rosie provides support to visiting students, advising colleagues and students on related immigration matters. She is also responsible for administering partnership arrangements for student mobility, and supports the Kurt Hahn Trust.

Catherine Padbury, International Student Administrator

Catherine provides student immigration advice to prospective and current students and supports the administration of compliance under the University's student sponsor licence.

Charlotte Taylor, International Student Administrator

Charlotte administers funding to students under Erasmus and the Turing Scheme and provides visa advice on the Graduate visa.

Frida Nycander, International Student Administrator

Frida supports student immigration compliance, providing guidance to staff and students on student visa sponsorship and related responsibilities including ATAS. She issues CAS for undergraduate study, certain postgraduate courses and to current students.

Student Operations Administrators

At certain times of the year the International Student Office is joined by Steven Hewer, Eleanor Duffy or Jasmin Gray who are Student Operations Administrators. They provide administrative support to a range of activities undertaken by the team.