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

Sara Mohamed, Student Support Officer

Registry & Admissions

Katie Climo, Deputy Registrar

Nahid Hossen, Student Admissions

Sophie Rose Admissions& Registry Officer

Ian Sanderson, Registrar

Fay Slater, Deputy Registrar


Jessa Harris, Head of Marketing & Communications

Stuart Smith, Digital Marketing Officer


Julie Boyd, CPD Development Co-ordinator

Alison Pick, CPD & Events Officer

Human Resources

Essam Akl, HR & Wellbeing Officer

Husaina Waliji, HR Officer


Sabhyata Shahi Thakuri, Student Finance & Purchasing Officer

Student Ambassadors

Dominic Bolt, Student Ambassador

Nicholas Graciotti, Student Ambassador