Professional Services staff provide expertise across the UCO to support the delivery of our strategic aspirations. The departments aim to provide exceptional support directly to students and staff; and to other clients of the UCO, including the local and regional community; and to a range of partners, friends and supporters.

Student Support

Jas Verdi, Head of Student Services

Claire O'Donovan, Learning Advisor

Wahida Jebi, Learning Advisor

Sandy Storey, Learning Advisor

Mia Barclay, Student Learning Assistants

Hibah Memon, Student Learning Assistants

Francesca Evans, Student Learning Assistants

Registry & Admissions

Katie Climo, Deputy Registrar

Nahid Hossen, Student Admissions

Sophie Rose, Student Recruitment Officer

Ian Sanderson, Registrar

Fay Slater, Deputy Registrar


Jessa Harris, Head of Marketing & Communications

Stuart Smith, Digital Marketing Officer

Ope Owolabi, Student Recruitment Officer


Alison Pick, CPD & Events Officer

Human Resources

Husaina Waliji, HR Officer

Hafeed Osman, HR & Wellbeing Officer


Sabhyata Shahi Thakuri, Student Finance & Purchasing Officer

University Administration:

Irinia Pereira, University Administrators

Twinkle Rabadiya, University Administrators

Kathryn Sanderson, Data Entry Assistant

Student Ambassadors

Dominic Bolt, Student Ambassador

Nicholas Graciotti, Student Ambassador

Kasia Bogacz, Student Ambassador