What is student circus?
Student circus is a niche job search platform that enables International Students
secure deserving jobs in the UK. Having graduated from the UK as International Students,
we truly understand the time and visa constraints associated with finding a job.
World class UK universities nurture and produce the very best of international talent.
At Student Circus, we believe that this skilled talent can greatly benefit
the UK economy and its employers with its global outlook.
Ben Tucker is the founding partner of Minerva, the Executive Search and Leadership Advisory firm. The firm focuses on clients from Higher Education, Publishing, International Development and the Cultural Sector, and supports the enhancement of diversity at all levels. He is also Trustee of Y Care International, the development arm of the YMCA, and is leader of a garage rock band.
Amanda Campbell is the Chief Executive of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, an organisation which makes final decisions on complaints that have not been resolved by the NHS in England and UK government departments. Before taking this role, Amanda was the Director General of Immigration Enforcement and a member of the Home Office Board. She has previously held roles as the Chief Operating Officer for Border Force and Head of UK Visas. Amanda is also currently a Non-Executive Board member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).
Bettina is an employment law specialist and works predominantly in the HE and FE sectors. She is also an ADR Net accredited mediator and mediates a wide range of disputes including workplace and student disputes. Bettina has just completed 9 years as a member of the Council of the University of Exeter during which she was involved with university spin outs. She has also just been co-opted to the Staffing, Remuneration and Nominations Committee of the Court of the University of Greenwich. She regularly advises boards and senior management teams on reputational and brand sensitive issues.
For the last 19 years, Arlene has worked in international Higher Education. She started at Cardiff University where she was Head of the International Office. From there she joined the British Council as Director, Education UK Partnership when she worked with the whole university sector, as well as Colleges and Independent Schools. In 2010 Arlene set up and run the UK subsidiary of IDP Education, then in 2014 also run IDP Education USA. Driven by her passion for international students, Arlene now runs AG Consultancy (Cardiff) Ltd which supports universities to realise their international ambitions. This pulls of her 35 years of working experience, which started in the pharmaceutical industry, progressing onto consumer healthcare, sports sector and consultancy.
We started Student Circus because we experienced the
challenges first hand and believe that we can make it easier for all
stakeholders going forward.
What are we setting out to achieve?
Creating an ecosystem & a culture of fair chance to compete on basis of skills and not colour of passports.
Helping students make informed decisions regarding their immigration rights, guide/help students
Make international students a compelling force in the recruitment space
Be the one stop provider for all international student services in the UK