Christian Burwood

Job summary/responsibilities

Christian is responsible for all partners who work with Studyportals on our Enrolment-based Partnership model. Covering more than 200 clients around the globe, Christian works closely with teams based in the UK and Ireland, the Netherlands, the North American and APAC teams to ensure we are helping to support and grow the recruitment efforts for all our partners.

General introduction/background

Originally from the U.K., Christian has lived and worked in France, England and the Netherlands where he is currently based. With postgraduate qualifications in Applied Psychology and Management, Christian has worked on campus in UK Higher Education for several years before spending a decade and a half specialising in online Higher Education, with a focus on academic advising and retention, support and graduation in 100% online Masters and Doctoral programmes.

As the Director of Student Experience at Laureate Online Education, he lead a large team of advisors in The Netherlands and Poland and worked closely with the Universities of Liverpool and Roehampton, being responsible for the success of thousands of online postgraduate students from almost every country in the world.

After a couple of years working to help Universities develop their online short course strategy at FutureLearn, Christian joined Studyportals in early 2023 to lead the Enrolment Based Partnerships.

Key challenge

Whilst having an extensive knowledge of higher education and a wealth of experience working in multiple fields, digital marketing and international student recruitment has been a new experience for Christian. He has seen this as a great opportunity to not only broaden his experience but to also bring new insights and ideas to a rapidly growing organisation that has a wonderful mission of trying to ensure maximum access to higher education opportunities for millions of prospective students around the globe.

Favourite Studyportals element/experience

I work with amazing teams that support our partners around the globe and their energy gets me going every day! Supporting and joining them in visits and meetings to our amazing partners makes this role a privilege to be in.

Favourite activities

If he’s not focused on helping our teams and partners around the world expand their recruitment efforts, Christian is rarely happier than out on a mountain or forest hike / trail run.