OUR ADVISERS

Our Advisers have a range of nationalities, speak multiple languages and have specific areas of expertise. Some are current students others are alumni. You might find OK Student Advisers on campus, at our application centre in Nottingham or even on your next flight! We are embedded in university life and we want to make sure we share the best options with you.


We are passionate about education in the UK, everyone here has had a student experience at a UK University so we know what it is you need. Our aim is to provide a good service in helping you make a choice and taking care of all the application process for you.


All of us have been helped by some good advice and our aim is to pass that on to you.

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NICHOLAS CUTHBERT
Nottingham
British

Academic Specialism
Literature, Geography, Marketing and Business

Languages
English

“With over 12 years experience supporting students to apply to UK universities I am delighted to lead this network of talented graduates, alumni and current students to support you with your next application. We are passionate about giving good service and impartial advice about studying in the UK. University life is more than just which course you choose, it is about the things that things that make you happy – friendships, sports, travel, work experience – and we are ready to help you find the right destination that meets your needs. Please feel free to contact me directly, I look forward to helping you succeed!”

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ATM MAINUL ISLAM
Nottingham and Derby
Bangladeshi

Academic Specialism
Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Languages
Bangla, English

“Having recently graduated and progressed on to postgraduate study in business at Nottingham Trent University I am keen to help others with their decision on what university to choose next. I have lots of tips for getting the most value out of your degree, from working whilst you study, to taking summer school and study abroad options. My own degree took me to the fjords of Norway and to the peaks of Derbyshire and I am excited to see what adventures await you. I have a desire to work with mindful friends and colleagues and I am always ready to take a challenge and work with clear deadlines. Nottingham and Derby are very popular student cities outside of London and I would highly recommend the universities here. I look forward to supporting you.”

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ISHRAR KIBRIA
Nottingham
Bangladeshi

Academic Specialism
Business Administration, Finance, Economics, investment and Risk

Languages
Bangla, English

“I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Nottingham’s Business School. Having been through the visa application twice with a Russell Group university I am always helping friends with the somewhat complex process and helping them through each stage of application. My student support knowledge is excellent having worked as a Resident Tutor on campus and a Race Equality Ambassador at the university. We are here to help you with the entire process of applying to university and guiding you throughout so please get in touch.”

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CHUNYING LONG
Leicester
Chinese

Academic Specialism
Accounting and Finance

Languages
Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, English

“I am currently completing my work placement with the NHS University Hospital of Leicester Royal Infirmary, working toward a first class degree as part of my study at De Montfort University in Leicester. I am passionate about the city and I am happy to answer questions on student life in Leicester. I am not afraid of challenges, and I like to solve problems instead of avoiding them. Moving to the UK was an exciting adventure and now I am well positioned to hep others with the process. Apart from my academic studies in business I am a skilled linguist and I am currently learning Spanish – my friends call me ‘Paella!”

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XINJING LI
Leicester
Chinese

Academic Specialism
Accounting and Finance

Languages
Mandarin, English

“Entering the final year of me degree, I am busy researching Masters options for both myself and my friends. We are looking at high-ranking options that will boost our employability in the future. I love the city of Leicester but I am open to exploring more of the UK and broadening my experience. As an OK Student University Advisor I am able to research the options and access more information about courses, scholarships and accommodation from our university partners. We can supervise visits to our application options and make the journey together. Join me in my own search and I look forward to working together.”

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SALIMAH MOHAMED
Leicester
British

Academic Specialism
Software Engineering; Illustration

Languages
Arabic, English

“I am a Software Engineering gradate currently working as a lecturer at DeMontfort university while working towards an MA in Illustration from Falmouth University. Having worked as an ambassador and within university admissions teams through out my undergraduate degree I have a good knowledge on the high education systems and processes. From the international foundation to applying direct to the university we have a range of options no matter what your academic background. I love meeting new people and am passionate about helping students of all ages or backgrounds to achieve their goals.”

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STEFAN LONCAR
London
Croatian

Academic Specialism
Mathematics, Financial Mathematics

Languages
Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, English

“Having graduated with a first class degree I am now enjoying postgraduate studies at Kings College London. Moving to London was very daunting and a huge financial commitment. I want people to know more about their ability to work while studying and what financial options are available to help them. EU student finance is still available for students starting in 2020 despite Brexit so there is a huge opportunity for students to enrol this year and enjoy the funding opportunities I have benefitted from. I’ve worked as a student support assistant and ambassador and I a ready to help you. I also love waterpolo and play and coach as much as I can.”

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CEMRE TEKPINAR
Salford and Manchester
Turkish

Academic Specialism
Computing, Software Engineering, Business Management

Languages
Turkish, English

“I have has just completed my Masters degree at the University of Salford, Manchester, but I have studied elsewhere in both England and Scotland during my education. Attending Salford changed my life and built up my CV in so many ways. I am an enthusiastic ambassador for both the university and the city and if you are interested in moving here for study I would love to hear from you. Manchester has an incredible nightlife and a wide range of universities to choose from. It also has a world famous sports, culture and nightlife scene. I also live in the innovative Media City district which is home to the BBC and many creative industries. I can’t wait to welcome you.”

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TEA PELES
Birmingham
Croatian

Academic Specialism
Business and Marketing

Languages
Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, Slovakian, Czech, Slovenian, English

“Having completed my technical high school Matura in economics I moved to the UK to study a marketing degree at UCB in Birmingham. It was the best move I ever made and now I am in my final year and searching for Masters opportunities for myself and others to continue my progression. I believe postgraduate study is important in helping me gain an advantage in the competitive graduate jobs market. Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city and centrally located at the heart of England. If you want to find out more about living and studying in the city let me know!”

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JOANA BRANCO ALMEIDA
Coventry
Portuguese

Academic Specialism
Biology, Chemistry and Forensics

Languages
Portuguese, English

“Third year Biological and Forensic Science student at Coventry University. I was supported by ‘OK Estudante’ in Portugal when applying to the UK so I know first hand how valuable this service is. The ability to communicate in different languages has enhanced my awareness of different cultures which allows me to support applications from many nationalities. I am also a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver in my spare time!”

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ARTIOM ROMANOVSKIJ
Klaipeda, Lithuania
Lithuanian

Academic Specialism
Law

Languages
Lithuania, Russian, English

“After the long academic journey in the United Kingdom where I have studied in both University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University, I am now back in my home country working within the corporate sector. I am passionate about sharing my positive experiences of the British education system with my final year students in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and opening their minds to the opportunities of studying abroad.
I use my spare time to give talks to high schools and offer private counselling to students who wish to know more about the application system. There is so much choice in the United Kingdom that students benefit from my real insight behind rankings and the university marketing materials. As part of the OK Student team, I am well-connected to my colleagues in the United Kingdom who offer a fantastic welcome to students when they arrive.”

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NA QING
Nottingham
Chinese

Academic Specialism
Media and Journalism

Languages
Mandarin, English

“My professional background is in accounting and finance but my passion is journalism. I am currently training at the prestigious Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism at NTU and interviewing for traineeships in the media. As an international student I understand the difficulties of moving to another culture and adapting to a new way of life. I enjoyed good support services to help me adapt and I want to share the same opportunity with others. As a trainee journalist my language and communication skills are strong and I am happy to offer translation and advice for Chinese students who might be struggling with the language transition. My advice is always to work hard and follow your dreams.”