The UPA Member Institutions
The UPA membership is comprised of a series UK Higher Education Institutions which have come together to form the alliance and to develop and realise our mission.
Membership of the UPA is currently instigated by invitation only, but if your institution is interested in joining the Alliance then please do contact us to discuss.
UPA Members List - July 2021
The department at the University of Birmingham which specialises in the provision of international pathway programmes is the Foundation Academy.
King's academic preparation courses are taught through King's Foundations.
Goldsmiths, University of London's International Foundation Certificates are provided through a number of different schools and these can be accessed here.
The department at the University of Kent which specialises in the provision of international pathway programmes is
Kent International Pathways.
The department at Oxford Brookes University specialises in the provision of Pathway Programmes and is part of Oxford Brookes Business School (OBBS).
Queen Mary University of London's international pathway programmes are provided through a number of different schools and these can be accessed here.
The department at the University of Reading which specialises in the provision of international pathway programmes is the International Study and Language Institute.
University of Salford
Pathway provision at the University of Salford is looked after by the university’s language centre, Salford Languages. The centre is responsible for the teaching of English on the International Foundation Year and for the coordination of international foundation-level teaching within the university’s four schools.
The department at the University of St Andrews which specialises in the provision of pathway programmes is the
International pathway programmes at the University of Bristol are delivered by the Centre for Academic Language and Development.
UPA Steering Group Members - January 2019
University of Birmingham: Dr Steve Minchin, Senior Lecturer, Academic Director, Birmingham International Academy
Kings College London: Nina McDermott, Executive Director, King's Foundations
University of Warwick: Tom Such, Operations Director, Warwick International Foundation Programme
Goldsmiths, University of London: Dr Marl'ene Edwin, Centre Manager, English Language Centre
University of Kent: Dr Anthony Manning, Dean for Internationalisation
University of Leeds: Anne Lawrence, Director of International Pathway Programmes, (Chair of the University Pathways Alliance)
Oxford Brookes University: Lisa Hale, Programme Lead, Pathways Programmes
Queen Mary University of London: Lee Wildman, Head of International Student Recruitment
University of Reading: Amanda Fava-Verde, Programme Director, International Foundation Programme
University of Salford: Christopher Veysey, Director of Salford Languages
University of St Andrews: Eoin Jordan, Director, International Education Institute
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