Associate Director, Learning & Teaching
Hannah leads on teaching and learning for King's Summer Programmes - showcasing King's world-class teaching and research across the programme portfolio. She works closely with King's faculty to develop new ideas and create sector-leading online and residential educational experiences for a global audience. Hannah has expertise in International Educational and Development, as well as a background in online learning and curriculum design. She's passionate about widening access to Higher Education; before joining Summer Programmes, Hannah led the development of online learning for refugee students in the MENA region as part of the UK Aid funded Partnership for Digital Learning and Increased Access (PADILEIA) project.
Tip for London: On a perfect summer's day, you can't beat Hampstead Heath - swimming ponds, nature, picnics and incredible views over the city.
Programme Development Manager
Mina leads the programme development team, project managing our portfolio of programmes and turning exciting new ideas into reality for our students. Her team also works closely with other educational organisations to create enriching bespoke education abroad experiences for their students using King’s research-enriched teaching expertise. Mina’s passion for international education started as a language student at university where she studied abroad in Germany and Sardinia, and she has since accumulated over 10 years of professional experience managing short courses and developing custom programmes for students travelling to Italy and to London.
Tip for London: The Citymapper app will be your new best friend as you learn to navigate the city. And remember sometimes it’s quicker to walk than get the tube!
Assistant Programme Development Manager
At King’s, Matt is involved in bringing new programmes from the idea stage to delivery. Matt works across the academic, admissions, marketing and operations team and he strives to improve the existing portfolio by adding new initiatives such as The Summer Society. Matt began his career in international education as an English Language teacher and post qualification taught in Ireland, Poland and the Czech Republic. After completing his diploma in language teaching, Matt worked in summer school management and academic development primarily focused on pre-university students and preparation for Higher Education in the UK. He has over a decade experience in summer schools and has worked in counsellor, teaching and managerial roles in summer schools in both the USA and the UK.
Tip for London: Check out the Sky Garden, an incredible (& free) way to see London from on high. Remember to book in advance though!
Academic Services Manager
Fahema manages Academic Services and oversees the student journey from application stage to results certification. Her career spans over 15 years at prestigious Russell Group universities where she has gained extensive knowledge of Admissions and Registry services. Fahema’s role is the linchpin bringing together various strands of summer activity so that programming is available on the King’s Apply portal. She ensures that the nuts and bolts of the application process work cohesively and are aligned with published programme information. Fahema also works closely with internal and external stakeholders managing relationships with overseas partner institutions.
Tip for London: Visit Shepherd’s Bush Market for the best falafel wraps in town!
Dr Alexander Heinz
Chair of the Summer Executive
Alexander is currently Chair of the Summer Executive at King’s College London. A Director for Research & Innovation, he has been building King’s large education portfolio of cutting-edge, diverse academic summer education opportunities from their early beginnings in London and overseas. He is a thought leader in realising the creative and inclusive potential of short courses and has forged key national and international collaborations with higher education institutions and high-profile cultural and political organisations. A regular speaker and trainer at international conferences, he is familiar with higher education collaborations with the public sector in different global regions. Alexander is passionate about fair access to education. Alexander is Chair of the Summer Schools Expert Community of the European Association for International Education.
Tip for London: I love going to St Pancras Station as it is the most glorious station imaginable. It was in a pitiful state for decades, saved only just and when researching for my PhD next door in the British Library, I always wondered whether the renovation or my project would be accomplished first. I won on this occasion.
Louise is the Operations Manager dealing with multiple aspects of behind the scenes planning for all summer programmes. She works closely with the Summer Programmes team and other departments at King’s to ensure all the programmes run as smoothly as possible. Before joining King’s, she worked as an Operations Manager in International Education in the private sector, at a Pathways College in London Bridge.
Tip for London: Pick up lunch at the food markets in Lower Marsh, on the Southbank or Borough Market.
Associate Director, Curriculum Renewal
Michael’s role involves ensuring that our courses are as creative, relevant and exciting as possible, whether in terms of digital education, career skills, or any other innovation that will improve what we offer. An experienced teacher and lecturer, students will likely see him pop up at certain points during their courses to deliver sessions on a whole host of topics, from essay writing to international networking. He has a great deal of experience in international education, having worked in the UK, Spain and China, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Tip for London: London has great green spaces – take a walk around the Capital Ring to soak in some nature!
Dr Sarah Williamson (On leave May 2021)
Executive Director, Summer Programmes
Dr Sarah Williamson leads on summer programming at King’s College London, responsible for strategy, business development and leadership. She has 17 years creative programming experience in Higher Education, the last 10 of which have been spent leading and providing consultancy services on innovative institutional education projects that transform the HE educational portfolio.
Tip for London: Spend an afternoon exploring Greenwich. It has history, nature, museums, good food and a beautiful walking route along the Thames.