Staff Profile:Andy Seymour

Mr Andy Seymour
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Associate Professor

I am Deputy Head of ISLI with responsibility for the recruitment of students, especially for Pre-sessional English and International Foundation Programme

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I am attending recruitment events and working with agents and sponsors in the Middle East, South East & East Asia as well as advising students from around the world.

Since 1995 I have been involved in recruiting and supporting international students at the University of Reading where I obtained my MA Applied Linguistics in 1978.

I set up the In-sessional English programme and directed it till 2012. For two years I also directed the Language programme which teaches several languages.

For 21 years I worked in Arab countries including Oman, Tunisia, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE after travelling extensively in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

A few personal comments
I enjoy my job very much. I also enjoy reading, walking, travelling and music. I have a particular interest in languages and global history.


MA Applied Linguistics (Reading)
BA History (Warwick)
PGCE TEFL, French, History (Aberystwyth)

Andy Seymour

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+44 (0) 118 378 6760

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