Country Ambassadors

We have a group of student Country Ambassadors who work together on International events and ensure students from their country feel at home when studying at AUB.

You can ask them any questions about what it’s like to study at AUB and live in Bournemouth using the email addresses below. They are always happy to hear from prospective students.

If your country isn’t represented here, you will still be supported throughout your time here.

If you do want to hear from a student from the country you live in, you can contact the International Office and we will do our best to find someone for you to chat to. You can always chat to us too!

Supporting staff

Xinzhi Liang - Country Ambassador for China

Hi, my name is Xinzhi Liang and I am the Country Ambassador for China. My first language is Chinese and I can also speak English.

I am a student on MA Illustration, I really enjoy the process of learning at AUB, where there is a modern and amazing learning environment. I like the friendly students and lovely relaxed atmosphere on campus. We can find the artistic inspiration we need in every place on this campus, as long as we have eyes that can find beauty. The facilities here can meet all our creative needs.

I like Bournemouth so much, this is a peaceful and beautiful town. The landscape here can make you feel relaxed and give you many amazing creative ideas – especially the beautiful beach. Here is a perfect place for your artwork to be born and grow.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the university, applying, Bournemouth, or even casual questions about being a student in the UK.

I look forward to hearing from you.

I am also available on Weibo and WeChat


Kinnari Saraiya - Country Ambassador for India

Hi, my name is Kinnari Saraiya and I am the Country Ambassador for India. I can speak fluent Hindi, Gujarati and English.

I am a second year BA (Hons) Fine Art student and I’m already loving the course, the opportunities, the friendly staff and the provided facilities. The campus is beautiful and very modern.

AUB has lots of opportunities for collaborations between all courses, make friends from all around the world and learn about other cultures through events held on campus.

Bournemouth is an amazing town to live in, it is very inspiring and relaxing, with quiet walks along Bournemouth Beach which always gets the creative ideas flowing. Lots of great clubs to be looking out for, and events like Arts by the Sea.

If you have any questions about the campus, the courses, Bournemouth, or the UK, please contact me and I’ll be happy to help.



Line Oeseth - Country Ambassador for Norway

Hello! My name is Line Oeseth and I am the Country Ambassador for Norway. I was born in Norway and decided to come to England for my studies. My first language is Norwegian and I am also fluent in English.

I am a BA (Hons) Acting student, currently on my first year, and I enjoy it so much. The number one reason why I wanted to do my degree at AUB is because it is an Arts University, and all the courses are able to collaborate with each other. This is a nice way to make new contacts and get in touch with people you can collaborate with even after University.

Bournemouth is a beautiful place, which offers everything from the picturesque beach to shopping and nightlife. I love to go to the beach in the day time to take photos, and I enjoy a night out on the town with friends at the weekend.

I am happy to help if you have any questions regarding anything! I am here for you.



Nick Denisov - Country Ambassador for Russia

Hi there, my name is Nick Denisov and I am the Country Ambassador for Russia. My first language is Russian, but I am also fluent in English.

I am currently studying a Diploma in Art and Design Studies (Media) specialising in Film. I absolutely love making films, especially directing actors. The whole university seems like a big production company, where you can find the right people for your project at any time. Just make a few steps, find a friend or a collaborator for your next film – it’s just that easy!

I moved from Russia to live and study in England and so far I love Bournemouth. It’s great that here you can find everything you need and at the same time not being bothered by a fast-paced life and lots of people. Personally, I tend to spend a lot of time at Odeon watching movies and later discussing it with my friends. I also play the guitar and enjoy reading.

I am more than happy to help with different types of questions starting from how to apply for a course and finishing with how to find a place to live in Bournemouth. I am here to support you in your own language. I also organise meetings with Russian students from AUB and many other interesting events as we know how important it is to keep in touch with someone who thinks in the same language as you do.



Grace Joe - Country Ambassador for South Korea

Hello! My name is Grace and I am the Country Ambassador for South Korea. My first language is Korean and I can also speak English and I am happy to correspond in both.

I am currently a third year BA Graphic Design student at AUB, I enjoy my course as the tutors are highly supportive and provide helpful opportunities for students.

The facilities AUB have are amazing, the technicians run workshops and inductions for students so they know how to use them correctly. AUB has lots of chances for collaboration with other courses which can bring a great synergy.

Bournemouth is a very peaceful town with a beautiful beach. I love to walk along the beach as it makes me relax and forget about all the stress.

I am more than happy to help many students with my variety of experience, therefore, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I’ll try my bests to help you.



Caitlyn Keaney - Country Ambassador for USA

Hello! My name is Caitlyn and I’m the Country Ambassador for the USA.

I am a second year BA (Hons) Costume and performance design student.

I’m absolutely loving my time here and always look forward to the new challenges that come with each project. The tutors are super helpful from course work to future goals and career advice, the collaborative and creative atmosphere is awesome; there’s always something going on around campus, from art installations to live performances. Bournemouth itself is a beautiful town and I feel at home here, even though I’m far away from the California sunshine.

Check out our International Student Instagram; @aubinternational to see what’s going on!

Or pop me an email to and I will get in touch.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the university, living here, even random questions about being a student in the UK.  Don’t be a stranger!