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Student Engagement Team

As a new student you’ll know just how much of a big deal coming to University is, especially if this is the first time you've moved away from home. It's such an exciting time in your life, and our Student Engagement Team are here to help you make the most of your first year here.

As recent BU graduates, the team understand the pressures that moving to a new place and meeting new people can bring - as well as how tricky it can be learning how to balance your social life and workload, not to mention managing your own finances and study - they also know it’s not unusual for new students to have trouble coping with it all.

As well as having first-hand experience of being a student here, the team know all about the wide variety of support available, and can advise you on the best way forward to resolve the difficulties you’re having.

So, whether you just want a quick chat about something that’s been getting you down, or you’re struggling with a bigger issue, contact the team they'll do their best to help you out. And don’t worry, it’s all completely confidential.

You can find the details for each Student Engagement Coordinator below.

For news and information about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved like the Student Engagement Team Facebook page.

Your faculty contact

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences - Sam Honnoraty

Sam started as a Student Engagement Coordinator in 2014, and has also worked with the Faculty of Media and Communication as a Student Representative Champion. You can contact him via email or via phone on 07718 118974. 

Faculty of Management - Kat Hendrickx

Kat is the Student Engagement Coordinator for the Faculty of Management. She also studied at BU as an International student and worked with SUBU as a student.

“I’ve been at BU for the past four years, studying firstly for a degree in English and a Masters in Literary Media. During my time as a student I worked for SUBU organising events such as “One World Day”, and taught German at the BU Language Centre. I also founded the European Society, something which I’m very proud of.

As a self-confessed coffee-holic, I love reading; especially the Harry Potter books, which to me, never get old. I hope to spend my life travelling as much as humanly possible and will never get tired of learning more about different cultures and languages.”

Kat is based in Dorset House, you can contact her by email at or phone on 07718 118973. 

Faculty of Media & Communication - Iv Marks

Iv is the Student Engagement Coordinator for the Faculty of Media & Communication. She has a good working knowledge of the faculty, as well personal experience of studying as an International student.

"I've worked closely with SUBU in various roles, and also had the pleasure of being a PAL leader in my second year, which was very rewarding.  

I’m a sci-fi geek who loves technology, gaming and binge watching TV series. My ambitions lie in media production, as I have a passion for all things visual and audio!”

If you would like to arrange a chat with Iv, she is based in Weymouth House, you can email her at or by phone on 07718 118975.

Faculty of Science & Technology

If you are in the Faculty of Science & Technology please feel free to contact any of the other Student Engagement Co-ordinators and they will be able to help.