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The International Hub is here to support you, and can be found on the first floor of the Gateway Building. We can give you advice on:

  • studying abroad as an Exchange student
  • taking part in a Global Hope project
  • other international opportunities open to students
  • pre and post-arrival information and guidance for international students
  • well-being support for international students
  • trips and social activities
  • cultural events

 Please drop-in and see us Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm 

Telephone +44 (0)151 291 3295
Fax +44 (0)151 291 3116
Address International Hub, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool L16 9JD



Meet the International Hub

The International Hub is a resource space for students to gain information about international opportunities, including studying abroad on Exchange and Global Hope. It also provides support for international students.

Dr Wendy Bignold

Associate Dean (International) 

T: +44 (0) 151 291 3017


Dr Wendy Bignold is the Associate Dean (International) and head of the International Hub. 

Wendy began her professional career as an early years teacher in England and has since worked extensively in Asia in a wide variety of educational settings, both formal and non-formal, encompassing the full age range of learners. She was Vice Principal of a rural school in Pakistan and helped to set up a number of schools in isolated villages in the North West Frontier Province.

She was consultant to the Government of Bangladesh on adult literacy and worked for the Aga Khan Foundation, an international humanitarian agency in Tajikistan, assessing the needs of various education programmes in the context of a civil war. She has provided professional development and training for educationalists in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong and led study tours of education initiatives in India.

Her recent publications include Bignold, W., “The Ethics of Research Practice” in McGettrick, B. & Su, F., (eds.) (2012) Professional Ethics (Liverpool Hope University Studies in Ethics Series) Cambridge; Cambridge Scholars Press. Bignold, W., “Teaching Cultural Identity or National Unity: The Education of Tibetans in China” in Atkin, C. (2012) The Education of Minorities. London; Continuum Press. And Bignold, W., “Newman and the Student: From formation to transformation”. Educational Futures; British Education Studies Association Journal, 4 (2) March 2012, 20-33.


International Support 

Carol Crawford 

International Student Support Manager

T: +44 (0) 151 291 3274


Carol is the International Student Support Manager and her role within the Unit is to help students with any issues that may worry them. Please call in to see Carol at any time Monday to Friday 9:00 to 16:00.



Our Graduate Advocates

Our Graduate Advocate supports activity in the International Unit and, in particular, engage with international applicants.

Faye Sharpe

International Graduate Advocate 

T: +44 (0) 151 291 3981


Faye is a recent Liverpool Hope Graduate who studied History and is from the North West of England. As Faye has a knowledge of the local and surrounding area she can give advice and encouragement to the International Students about social activities outside of Hope.