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SI-UK welcome new SI-UK India Managing Director

04th Oct 2023

SI-UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Lakshmi Iyer who is the new Managing Director of SI-UK India.

Ms. Iyer has been working in the education industry for over 20 years and her passion for the sector is immense. A DFID Scholar with a Masters in International Marketing from the UK, Lakshmi began her career in International Education working in the Student Support Office at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

An extensive background in counselling for multiple countries over 9 years and training and managing scores of counselling staff in her team at Study Overseas have helped hone her skills in the sector thus enabling her to offer support to SI-UK’s client universities.

Lakshmi is also a sought-after speaker at leading higher education conferences such as AIEA, AIEC, BCCIE, NAFSA, IEAA and NZIEC. She is an avid observer and commentator of the higher education space and runs one of the most respected personal LinkedIn and Twitter channels for news aggregation on higher education.  

Of her appointment, Lakshmi said: “I am very excited to step into this role which takes me back to my first love, which is counselling students. The founders, Dwayne Gallagher and Orion Judge have set up a solid foundation for SI-UK globally and India is an extremely important region for all universities world wide looking to attract quality applicants.

“I am honoured to be coming into this role and look forward to working with the entire senior management team as we embark on the next phase of growth.”

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

What our students have to say about SI-UK

Ishwar
I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Ishwar
Ishwar
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
Sudarshan
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Sudarshan
Sudarshan
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma
MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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