Student Opportunity directorate

The Student Opportunity Directorate supports students' health and well-being and helps to prepare them for their future lives and careers.

The directorate includes the central teams responsible for study abroad, international student support, learning enhancement, careers and enterprise, student counselling and mental health, and disabled students.  

Director: Robert Partridge 

Study Abroad

The Head of Study Abroad is Clive Souter.

The team has responsibility for the University's study abroad programmes, enabling Leeds students to study at one of our partner universities overseas, and students from other universities to spend up to a year in Leeds

International Student Office

The Head of the International Student Office is Katy Manns.

The International Student Office provides specialist support to international students and is responsible for their welcome and orientation. The team of experts can provide advice to students on immigration and visa issues.

Learning enhancement

The Head of Learning Enhancement is David Gardner.

The team has responsibility for learning enhancement projects, an annual student education conference and a regular education bulletin. It also administers the University's flagship personal development programme for students, Leeds for Life. 

Careers Centre

The Head of the Careers Centre is Jane Campbell.

The Careers Centre supports students with information, events, help and guidance on possible career options, and preparing for life after their degree.

Student Support

The Head of Student Support is Chris Warrington. He leads and manages the teams which provide:

  • counselling and mental health services for students - both face to face and through a range of resources
  • support for students who have a disability or learning difficulty - whether through practical support or expert advice