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College Directors

Kaplan’s College Directors are responsible for the day-to-day running of the individual colleges. They are all experienced education professionals, and experts in giving international students a great study environment.

Paul Lafferty

Director of UK Colleges

As Director of Colleges, I’m driven by the idea of transforming students’ futures. We equip all of our students for success, and support them in achieving their academic and personal goals.

Andy Quin

College Director in London (UK)

Everything we do at the College is designed for you as an international student. I am confident that our one-to-one tutorial sessions, excellent support services and innovative teaching techniques will allow you to fulfil your potential. I assure you of a very warm welcome, and I look forward to seeing you progress to and succeed on your university degree.

Iain Brennan

College Services Director at the University of York International Pathway College (UK)

Here at the University of York International Pathway College, we offer fantastic services to students. My job is to ensure that students here have everything they need to succeed in their studies, and have an enjoyable, rewarding experience in the UK.

Dr Kevin Smith

College Director at Nottingham Trent International College (UK)

We take great pride in providing our students with everything they need to achieve their education goals. My team and I look forward to welcoming you to the College, where you can take your first steps towards academic and career success.

Martin Jones

College Director at UWE Bristol's International College (UK)

I am confident that during your time at the College, you will develop the skills and knowledge required to be successful at university and beyond. And of course you’ll make plenty of friends along the way!

Peter Venables

College Director at the University of Brighton International College (UK)

As a College Director, I ensure that you receive high-quality teaching, as well as great accompanying support and accommodation during your time with us. We provide the complete package to help you prepare for and succeed on your university degree, while making new friends and discovering all that the fantastic student city of Brighton has to offer.

I look forward to having you here, and to guiding you as you take this incredible step in your life.

Leelee Yates

College Director at Liverpool International College (UK)

Liverpool has everything you need to have fantastic international experience — the city, the University and the College. We’ll make sure you get all the support you need to meet and exceed your expectations. I look forward to meeting and welcoming you here soon.

Rachel Woodward Carrick

College Director at Bournemouth University International College (UK)

Each year, it is our pleasure to welcome students from all around the world at the International College. We work with you to achieve a shared goal: to transform your future through education. I look forward to you joining us, and wish you the very best on your path to university and career success.

Dr Douglas Aiton

College Director at Glasgow International College (UK)

I am responsible for your student experience, ensuring there are great facilities and excellent learning opportunities at the College.

I am delighted you are considering Glasgow International College, and we will support you as you prepare to become a University of Glasgow student. As a former student of the University myself, I can tell you that Glasgow is a wonderful place to study. But don’t take my word for it — join us and find out for yourself!

Dr Diane Dale

College Director at The University of Nottingham International College (UK)

As Director of The University of Nottingham International College, I have the pleasure of overseeing the education of talented young people from all over the world. I look forward to welcoming students into the global learning community at Nottingham, and seeing them progress to university.

Francis Griffin

Director of Global Pathways, Northeastern University (Boston, USA)

As our key liaison with Northeastern University (NEU), Francis is responsible for advocating and coordinating programmes for international students, managing the daily operations of the programmes, and overseeing wrap-around student support services.

Previously, Francis was Assistant Director of NEU’s Boston-based pathway programmes. Prior to that, he taught English as a Second Language, and helped develop an ESL school in China and an educational placement agency for Chinese high school students in Boston.

Francis has a BS in Business Administration from NEU, and an MA in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Soochow University (China).

Catrillia Young

Director of Global Pathways, Pace University (New York, USA)

Catrillia is our key liaison with Pace University. She oversees support services for pathway students, and supervises the application process not only for Pace, but for other US partners too.

Catrillia has worked in international education for more than a decade. Before joining Kaplan, she was Assistant Director of International Admissions at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh for nearly 8 years, with previous roles at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Education First (EF).

Catrillia holds a master’s degree in French from Middlebury College in Vermont (USA), following her bachelor’s in French and Global Studies at Ripon College in Vermont.