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International Summer School

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University of East Anglia
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Ms Claire Arnup

International Summer School Manager

Claire is a Communications graduate who has travelled extensively and volunteered within Australasia and Africa. She worked within the University's International Office for more than two years before joining the International Summer Schools team four years ago.

Claire says "I am thrilled to be able to offer students the opportunity to study abroad and become a student here at UEA. I feel it is important for students to have an academic and social experience when they choose a summer study abroad programme, and feedback has shown that our programme has got the balance just right." Claire's focus is on the admission and enrolment processes for summer school students, and partner liaison.

Tel: +44 (0)1603 592249


Miss Maren Albrigtsen

International Summer School Coordinator

Maren came to UEA as an international student in 2013 from Norway. After completing her Master's degree in International Development, she took on an internship with the UEA Careers Service, before joining our team in 2015. Maren says, "Coming to study at UEA is definitely the best decision I've ever made! You get it all here - a world class university with excellent teaching, an international and vibrant campus, as well as the beautiful city of Norwich only a short bus ride away. As a former international student I understand that coming all the way to England can be a bit scary, but I promise you it is definitely worth it! People here are lovely, and we will help you with any questions or problems you may have." 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591136


Ms Roanne Ephithite

International Summer School Assistant

Roanne is the newest member of the International Programmes team here at UEA, having joined the team in February 2017. Before this she worked in the School of Psychology at UEA. She grew up in Norfolk but lived in Liverpool for six years studying and working, before moving to Norwich in Summer 2016. Roanne says, “I’m really looking forward to the Summer School and welcoming you to all to UEA! UEA is a great campus university which offers you everything you need in terms of studying, living and socialising. You will also be able to explore Norwich, Norfolk and the UK with us while you are here.”

Tel: +44 (0)1603 592255


Ms Alex Cole

Head of International Programmes and Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad staff member Alex Cole

Alex has been developing UEA’s portfolio of short courses for more than fifteen years, leading international programmes since 2010. Alex is a UEA Business Management graduate and takes a key focus on the strategy and planning for inbound and outbound study abroad initiatives, deepening partner collaborations and broadening opportunities for student mobility. Alex says: "It’s great to see the exciting developments to the programme each year and I'm looking forward to speaking with this year’s students as they explore our campus and city around their summer studies. We encourage students to take every opportunity to experience the culture and heritage of the East of England, with new-found friends, as part of our inclusive social programme, and during the academic curriculum. We hope you're looking forward to this summer as much as we are."