Student Recruitment

International Office

The international office team are responsible for identifying opportunities, developing and implementing the University's strategy for international cooperation and student recruitment.

Our 2025 strategy sets ambitious goals for the international team and for the enhanced recruitment of a diverse group of overseas students to our campus. With that in mind, we are working to maintain recent growth; together with colleagues from academic schools and departments.

The strategy also sets out important new aims for the further internationalisation of the University of Sussex, led by the International Office team.

Our marketing, recruitment and development staff manage the University’s profile and recruitment strategy in six regions including identifying and evaluating potential partnerships actioned by the Global Engagement office:

Africa and the Middle East
including Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia

including USA, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru

Central and South Asia
including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey

East Asia
including China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

South-East Asia 
including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam   

including Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain and Switzerland

International Office Organisational Chart - November 2020 [PDF 1.16MB]

The current focus of our team members is listed below. If you need advice, would like to know more or have an interest in working with the International Office team, please contact the relevant person below.

International Officers

Africa and the Middle East (also see the Regional Office)

The Americas

Central and South Asia

East Asia (also see the Regional Offices)

South East Asia (also see the Regional Office)


Regional Offices


  • Michelle Huang (Country Manager), University of Sussex, Room 302, Daoyuan Building, CUHK(SZ), Longgang District, Shenzen, T: 0086-755-8427-3950
  • University of Sussex China Office, The British Centre, Room 1001, China Life Tower, No.16 Chaoyangmenwai Ave., Beijing, China, 100020, T: 0086-10-8525 1111 ext 315


  • Lillian Chua (Regional Manager), University of Sussex Malaysia Office, 15th Floor, West Block, Wisma, Selangor Dredging, 142C Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, T: 603 2168 4270


  • Louis Adekola, University of Sussex Nigeria Office, FBA Suites, 2nd Floor, Plot 5 Chief Yesuf Abiodun Street (Off Ligali Ayorinde Street Opp City of David Church), Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, T: +234 1 4532506

Mr Martin Hookham-Sims (Head of International Office)

  • Overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the university’s internationalisation, development and recruitment strategy

Ms Janie Kingsley (Deputy Head of International Office)

  • Supports the Head of International Office in all aspects of international strategy development and implementation and takes lead responsibility for oversight of regional teams, staffing and operational matters
Administration team

The administration team includes:

Overseas visits
We organise regular visits to the countries listed above to maintain and develop contacts and to promote the University at education fairs and via institutional visits, presentations and working with the University's partners. A list of our forthcoming visits is available online.

We work with a number of officially appointed representatives based overseas and in the UK who provide advice to applicants. A list of our overseas representatives is available by country online.

Contacts database
We maintain a database of British Council offices and key university, international school and government contacts. These organisations receive regular mailings of our promotional materials.

If you require information from the database please contact the International Office Administration team:

Promotional materials 
A variety of promotional materials are available on request from Student Recruitment Services:
T +44 (0)1273 876787
F +44 (0)1273 876677

Visit our undergraduate and postgraduate study pages for information about studying at Sussex.

View our Sussex Abroad pages for information about coming to Sussex as an exchange or study abroad student.

Current Sussex students interested in opportunities to study abroad should see our Sussex Abroad pages for more information.

Visit Student Hub for information on applying for a visa and life in the UK. 

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