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Meet the International Experience Team and keep in touch.

Keep up-to-date with the SHU GoGlobal team

We will be changing our approach to sending you information about activities and projects that you can get involved in, but there are a number of ways that you can keep up-to-date with SHU GoGlobal.

Our GoGlobal newsletter will be sent on a more ad-hoc basis to promote certain events and projects rather than a monthly edition.

We will therefore be keeping you up-to-date through our Facebook account, and you can like our page now for regular updates from our team. We will also be keeping our blog up-to-date with all the information that you’ll need while you’re at Sheffield Hallam.

Welcome from your International Experience Team

We offer specialist advice, guidance and activities to help you make the most of your time here. We won the Sheffield Hallam Award for Outstanding Student Support 2014.

Come and see us if you have any questions. We are based at Student Support Services at City Campus where we offer one-to-one and group support for international students.

Every fortnight we will keep you up to date with immigration, social activities and opportunities to enhance your employability.

International Experience Team

We offer specialist advice, guidance and activities to help you make the most of your time here. We won the Sheffield Hallam Award for Outstanding Student Support 2014.

Come and see us if you have any questions. We are based in the Student Services Centre at City Campus where we offer one-to-one and group support for international students.

Every fortnight we will keep you up to date with immigration, social activities and opportunities to enhance your employability.

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We recommend that you engage with the following social media to make the most of your time at Sheffield Hallam University. We will update you with the latest news and events.

Culture Connectfacebook.com/CultureConnectSHU
SHU GoGlobalfacebook.com/groups/SHUGoGlobal
SHU International facebook.com/groups/SHUinternational
SHU Festfacebook.com/SHUFest
International Student Supportfacebook.com/SHUinternational
Staying in Sheffieldfacebook.com/StayingInSheffield
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Twittertwitter.com/SheffHallamINT
YouTubeyoutube.com/SHUinternational

Getting to know us

Krassimira Teneva
International Student Support Manager

Leads the International Student Support Team and is responsible for the strategic development of the services, staff and financial planning and management, and initiating collaborations within the University and the local community.

“I come from Sofia, Bulgaria and have lived in the UK since 2003. I spend my free time with my three-year old son, mostly playing in Endcliffe Park. When at home, our most favourite game is musical statues to Guido Belcante’s music (my son’s choice!).

I love reading and watching TV. The last book I really enjoyed was Aminatta Forna’s The Memory of Love about post-war Sierra Leone, and I am a big fan of The Killing and Borgen
I also love knitting, sewing and all things crafty, so this January I joined a craft and design co-operative to meet new friends with similar interests.”

Sonia Palmer
International Student Advisor

Provides welfare, visa and immigration support for undergraduate and postgraduate overseas students.

“I enjoy singing as part of a gospel choir and am an active member of my church on Duke Street. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, eating out, reading and playing computer games.”

Helen Paskins
International Student Advisor

Provides welfare, visa and immigration support for undergraduate and postgraduate overseas students.

I enjoy cycling, going for walks and watching films. I love living in Sheffield, and I especially love all the green parks and that it is so near to the Peak District. In my spare time I currently volunteer in my spare time with  SAVTE (Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English).”

Kezia Richardson
International Student Advisor

Provides welfare, visa and immigration support for undergraduate and postgraduate overseas students.

“I love being outdoors in all weathers! Especially hiking and camping in Scotland and the countryside around Sheffield. I help to run a local group for children called Woodcraft Folk. I also love reading, travelling to new places, and trying out new foods. To relax, I do yoga, go swimming or do something creative.”

Ruchika Julka
International Student Advisor

Provides welfare, visa and immigration support for undergraduate and postgraduate overseas students. Oversees the international student welcoming services and social integration initiatives.

“I am from New Delhi, India and have lived in the UK since 2005. Like most Indians I love cricket, Bollywood and Punjabi music! I also enjoy reading, travelling, spending time with friends and dancing. I am a big fan of American sitcoms, the Harry Potter series and Madhuri Dixit. Besides my day job, I volunteer as Hindu faith advisor for students and staff at both Universities.”

Andrew Bromley
International Student Support Officer

Co-ordinates the meet and greet services for overseas students, runs the international orientation programmes, and develops social integration activities for international and UK students.

“I am originally from a small Yorkshire town called Pontefract. I love watching a football team called Everton and have travelled all around the UK and Europe to see them lose.  I also enjoy listening to an American rock band called Guided by Voices, travelling and meeting new people from around the world.  I play the guitar, watch television and have a twin brother called Richard.”

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Samantha Jane Logan
International Student Support Assistant

Assists with the delivery of international student support services; develops and maintains a range of printed publications and websites for international students. Co-ordinates the Culture Connect peer mentoring scheme.

“I completed my undergraduate degree at SHU and I am currently studying a postgraduate course in Coaching and Mentoring at the faculty of SBS. I enjoy learning new things, reading journals and listening to lectures on my iPod. 

In my spare time I like to go walking for miles through the countryside with Sheffield Walking Group, especially through Edale and around the Ladybower Reservoir. I enjoy keeping fit at Sheffield Hallam Active gym, attending SHU yoga classes and riding on my exercise bike while watching TV soaps. Every Wednesday lunchtime I relax with some mindful meditation at SHU Multifaith Centre. I like eating vegetarian food and learning how to cook more adventurous dishes.  I get joy out of visiting new places, for example recently I went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Heeley City Farm. As well as attending the odd nightclub event and dance festival to unwind.”

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Yat Tang
International Student Support Assistant

Assists with the delivery of the ISS services; co-ordinates the International Career Enhancement Pool and manages the Arrival database and the airport pick-up service.

“In my spare time I like to explore new places which combines my favourite hobbies together; walking, trying new foods and photography. I do this with my friends and we try to go travelling which we recently went to Amsterdam. Also, I like to enjoy spending time with family, improving my mandarin by attending evening school and playing badminton regularly.”

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Victoria Ishaq

I work in the Student Advice & Information team signposting students to different sources of help within the University. I am also an editor for International Students’ News; which I enjoy as I get to find out about all the visa updates and social activities going on in Sheffield.

“In my spare time I enjoy baking, picnicking in the peak district, yoga, crafts including upcycling household objects, visiting charity shops and car boot sales.”