Are you ready for the new term? We’ve had a busy summer here and as a result there has been lots of new additions to our Clarion UK family to get ready for the coming academic year. Read on to meet the team and hear about changes in current members’ roles.

John Arthur, Finance & Operations Director

“I have recently joined Clarion UK as the Finance & Operations Director.  I have over 20 years’ experience in a variety of finance roles within different companies and having spent the last 6 years as Finance Director of Cambridge Online, I feel I bring a lot of beneficial experience to Clarion UK. I’m really excited to help drive us forward and put the processes in place to deliver our strategic goals”.

 

Rhianne Wright, Education Bookings Co-ordinator 

“I am one of the Education Bookings Co-ordinators and I deal with all of the in-lecture support. I’ve recently graduated from the University of Sheffield with a First in Economics. I’ve just returned to Clarion UK after 6 months of travelling around South East Asia.”

Barney French, Student Support Co-ordinator

“My main responsibility here is to welcome new students to our services and put the paperwork in place to get them on our systems so that we can find the best people to support them. Before joining Clarion UK I worked in the NHS for 5 years with a background in Recruitment, HR, and doctors’ re-validation. I studied Urban Environmental Studies at the University of Sheffield too long ago. In my free time I enjoy; eating a wide variety of cheeses; running; swimming; cooking; singing in a rock band; watching my awful football team (West Ham); and walking my chihuahua.”

Robert Rivett, Payables Assistant 

“I’ve been working on accounts since 2012 and here at Clarion UK I deal with the Partner Invoices as well as helping with various other tasks relating to our partners” Roberts role is invaluable and involves getting us bang up to date with partner payments and helping to manage the 600 people that we work with. During his spare time he is a big gamer.

Rasna Khanom, Student Support Co-ordinator

“I’ll be joining the Education Department at Clarion UK, working as the Student Support Administrator. I’ve been working for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust HQ as an Administrator. I’ve worked within the Administration sector for 5 years now and I also do Support Work for young adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health.”

Laura Bentley, Staff Interpreter 

“I’m a Staff Interpreter working primarily in London. I am originally from Cheshire and I recently graduated from the University of Wolverhampton where I achieved my level 6 in sign language and became TSLI. I’m soon to be starting my post graduate course at UCLan. “

Magdalena Singleton, Education Manager

“Last year, I worked as an Education Bookings Co-ordinator at Clarion UK. My role has recently changed to Education Manager, which means that I oversee the day-to-day responsibilities of all co-ordinators in the Education Team ensuring that every student receives the support they’re entitled to in a timely and professional manner. I love my job because every day I get to deal with a wide spectrum of professionals in Higher and Further institutions. I have recently got married to an English man and I am making the most of married life without kids – that may be on the cards next year.”