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Student Services Team

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The offices of Student Services are based in Garden Cottage, by the Castle's side entrance.

Students pass our offices every day on their way to and from Bader Hall, so drop by any time for a cuppa and a chat!

During normal office hours, please call the SLC Main Office on extension 4418 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call 01323 834418 if you are off campus. (+44 1323 834418 from overseas.)

We pick up our messages on a regular basis, so always leave a voicemail and we'll get back to you just as soon as we can. 

Jennifer Medves

Jennifer Medves

Acting Director of Student & Enrolment Services (she/her/hers)

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Jennifer has many years of experience as an academic in university education. She has participated in many initiatives to safeguard learners and enhance their learning opportunities both at Queen’s University and the provincial level in Ontario.

Jennifer has lived for 30 years in Canada in four different provinces. As a dual British/Canadian citizen, Jennifer will help students adapt to a different learning environment. She has experience helping learners develop skills to adapt to university level education.

As a nurse, she understands the complexity of the pandemic on the health and welfare of people and will help ensure the students are safe and well cared for at the BISC.

Sam Edgar

Sam Edgar

Assistant Student & Enrolment Services Manager (she/her/hers)

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Sam is a graduate from Trent University with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science and Psychology, and has since received various certificates from programs on the topics of diversity and inclusion, leadership, supervision, and supporting survivors of sexual violence. During her time at Trent University, Sam was involved in many departments involved in student transition, including Residence Life, Orientation & Transition, and Recruitment. Throughout these experiences, Sam discovered her passion for being in Student Services, left her fingerprinting kit behind, and now finds herself at the BISC!

In her role as Assistant Student and Enrolment Services Manager, Sam looks forward to meeting each new student as they arrive at the BISC, and getting to know the incoming BISC cohort. Sam looks forward to providing experiences where students feel a sense of belonging, have diverse opportunities to build resiliency, and where they are given the tools they need to achieve academic success. Some of Sam's primary responsibilities in her role includes the implementation of campus-wide educational and community programming, providing students with holistic wellness support, and hiring, training, and supervising the SLC team.

You might find Sam reading in nooks around the Castle, lifting heavy things in the weight room, or grabbing a cup of coffee from the Chestnuts Tea room.  

Corinne Bulger

Corinne Buldger

Student Life Co-ordinator (she/her/hers)

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Corinne (she/her) is incredibly excited to be a part of the BISC team! Having lived in Toronto, Montreal, and in Santiago, Chile, she can’t wait to begin her role as a Student Life Coordinator at Bader in England.

Her background in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, & Social Justice Studies, with a minor in Indigenous Studies from McGill University, helped solidify her inclusive ethos towards university residence life and recruitment, which she has subsequently worked in for the past 5 years. She is thrilled to be joining the BISC team, who share a common passion for student wellbeing and community building. In the Community Engagement Portfolio she looks forward to connecting students with one another and the surrounding communities, as well as planning fun community events alongside the other SLCs.

Having recently developed an interest in learning new languages, she would love to practice Spanish, English, French, or Scottish Gaelic with you, and would be thrilled to exchange some new words in languages you know or are learning! She has been a dedicated volunteer with the Canadian Improv Games, a national youth theatre tournament. Additionally, upon volunteering through Girl Guides Canada with a local Brownies Unit she has decided 6-8 year olds are the funniest people she knows.

Corinne looks forward to welcoming the new BISC students and helping them transition to university life and living abroad alongside the rest of the Student Services team.

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Josie Lansley

Student Life Co-ordinator (she/her/hers)

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Josie is a recent graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Development and a Certificate of Urban Planning Studies. While at Queen’s, Josie worked in Residence Life as a Residence Program Assistant planning and promoting events for students in residence.  Josie also volunteered as a Mental Health Peer Health Educator and interned with Queen’s University Government and Institutional Relations. During her time at Queen’s, Josie developed a passion for creating events promoting student wellbeing and sense of belonging. Josie is coming to the BISC as the Wellness and Advocacy Student Life Coordinator.  Josie’s portfolio includes promoting and supporting physical, mental, and social wellbeing in the BISC community and working alongside students to create a healthy and positive environment through various programs.

Josie spent her first year of university at the BISC and is excited to return and support students during their BISC experience! Josie’s favourite activities during her time at the BISC included wandering the castle grounds, grabbing a tea and scone at Chestnuts Tea Room between classes, and reading in the gardens. Josie also enjoys paddle boarding, yoga, watching movies and exploring new places.

Sagal Sharma

Sagal Sharma

Student Life Co-ordinator (she/her/hers)

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Sagal studied Political Studies while at Queen’s University with a focus on American politics and communications.

During her time at Queen’s, Sagal was very involved on campus volunteering with student government bodies, working in student affairs, and serving in elected roles on campus. Working with students to create their ideal student experiences was one of her favourite parts of her undergraduate experience, and she is excited to continue this with the incoming student at the BISC.

Sagal loves all things pop culture and is known to put on one of her favourite podcast and go for a long walk - though she imagines the scenery at the BISC might be a bit more exciting that the scenery at home.

Sophie Eliades


Sophie has been working with students at the Bader International Study Centre for a number of years, becoming in integral part of the BISC community while providing support to students accross a variety of needs both generally and specifically needs encountered by students living and studying abroad and away from home for the first time.

Sophie is always excited to meet the new students from around the world, and frequently can provide recomendations for local resources as a long-time resident of the area herself.

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Wellbeing Practioner (they/them/theirs)

Remi is our wellbeing practitioner providing emotional support and wellbeing coaching to students on-site at BISC. Remi is qualified in counselling and has worked for the NHS and a UK-based mental health charity for a number of years, specialising in goal-focused support work and running emotional wellbeing workshops. 

Remi will provide an ad-hoc drop-in service for students to utilise when they need last minute one-to-one support. They will then liaise with the Student Services team and Counsellor if required, to ensure that the students receive exactly the level of support they need. Being a Sussex resident, Remi can also signpost students to other services if needed and will recommend resources and apps to allow students to support their own wellbeing during their time at BISC. 

In their spare time, Remi enjoys writing and playing music, playing sports and spending time with their cats.



The Bader International Study Centre (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
The BISC supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (BISC). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment
Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2218
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