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Aliya Sorgen

Aliya Sorgen

International Partnerships Manager

After a previous life of teaching English in France and working for Air France for a number of years, I began my career in International Education at Doncaster College & University Centre as the International Projects and Partnerships Lead. This role involved assisting widening participation students with taking part in short-term work placements around Europe, writing applications for and leading on large European Commission funded projects, which consisted of a wide network of European institutions and were aimed at developing curriculum and resources to support disadvantaged students. The role also involved international partnership management.

I joined City in January 2016 and my current role focuses on outward mobility/exchanges for both staff and students. I work closely with the Exchange Teams within the schools to increase City’s outbound exchange numbers and provide a coordinated approach to promotion and activities from a central level. I manage our international exchange agreements with partners around the world and, where possible, I aim to provide strategic support in widening our agreements to multiple schools and departments in order to maximise the impact of the relationships with these partners. I am committed to helping every student who wants to gain an international experience, and am working on a number of projects to encourage and enable more widening participation students to have such an experience.