Based in New York City
There are several key contacts who lead, direct or manage our strategic activities in North America.
- Professor Frank Cogliano, International Dean for North America
- Scott McQuarrie, Regional Director
- Mary Kate Sherwood, North American Office (based at the Regional Centre, New York City)
- Shannon Hersage, Regional Admissions Representative (West Coast USA)
- Tessa Birley, Regional Manager
About the regional team
The North American regional team is led by Scott McQuarrie.
Scott works with the International Dean to devise and deliver a regional plan for the University's engagement with North America, and collaborates with the regional managers to plan student recruitment activities.
From their regional centre in New York, the North American team enagage in diverse activities including fundraising, recruitment, alumni engagement, collaboration with funders and sponsors of research.
The focus of the team reflects the strength and quality of our alumni network and student recruitment in the USA and Canada.
Both Edinburgh Global and Development & Alumni provide oversight to support the regional team's activities.
North American Office
The University of Edinburgh
45 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2000
New York NY 10111
Work: +1 (212) 332-3464
Mobile: +1 (917) 588-7604
We have 20,000 alumni currently residing in North America.
Tessa Birley and Shannon Hersage manage recruitment activity in Canada and the USA.
We seek out the best students from countries across the Americas, with a dedicated team of recruitment staff.
We have a dedicated area for entry requirements, which translates UK requirements into local qualifications:
- Entry requirements for students from the Americas (Undergraduate)
- Entry requirements for students from the Americas (Postgraduate)
We regularly meet with prospective students and partners in the Americas. Here is an up to date list of our next trips:
The recruitment wiki includes reports and resources for staff who are interested in international recruitment activities.
Enquiries from the USA
Enquiries from Canada
You can call Edinburgh Global on: +44 (0) 131 650 4296
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