Campus operations

Matt Brindley-Sadler - Director of Staffordshire University London

Matt has worked at the University for nearly 10 years in a variety of roles, most recently as Associate Dean in the School of Digital, Technologies and Arts, where he has taken the lead for portfolio development by introducing the pathway model of learning in Computing, Film and Media.

Matt is currently working closely with the Department for Education on future digital skills and is the Higher Education spokesperson for the advocacy of the new digital T Levels and is developing new learning strategies and teaching methods for the next generation of courses such as the highly anticipated Higher Technical Qualifications.

Matt has worked previously in a number of commercial and manufacturing sectors and been based overseas in Indonesia and the Caribbean and is proud to be able to bring an international focus to the Digital Institute’s activities. His membership of professional bodies, such as the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA), help Matt identify and collaborate on new opportunities for students and staff.

Higher Education in London is a varied multi-dimensional sector and Matt is committed to ensuring the University, and the Digital Institute, has a strong voice across multiple networks and has taken on two new chair roles for London Higher’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Network and for Newham Borough Council’s 14-19 Education Partnership Forum for 2021-2022.

Additionally, Matt has a number of strategic responsibilities across the University including membership of University Executive Board and Senior Leadership Teams as well as Academic Board where he contributes to the University’s policy and strategy development on behalf of the London campus, its staff and students.

Matt is passionate about social mobility and creating an environment and ethos where students, staff and key education and industry partners can come together to create, develop and innovate for the future.

Matt Brindley-Sadler

Milena Rodriguez​ - Head of Campus Operations

Milena has worked for a string of universities since leaving her home country Colombia in 2011. She is an experienced manager and cares passionately about the student experience.

Her work at the University of East London included managing the Connect service for the CASS School of Education and at Kings College London was the Senior Coordinator for the Division of Neuroscience  Education. 

She holds degrees in Law and Human Resources as well a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Management. ​

Milena Rodriguez

Sammy Engele - Head of Recruitment and Outreach

Sammy has worked extensively in the education sector  after completing a degree in Sports, Media and Culture at Worcester University. He has worked in roles to support students, encouraging participation in clubs and societies and acted as a trustee for the Student Union.

He has worked as a student activities and sports development officer in a further education college and  at London Business School as an Alumni Relations Manager. He is passionate about keeping fit and encourages our students to have a healthy lifestyle. 

Sammy Engele

Anastasia Aivatoglou - Student Support and Wellbeing Intervention Officer 

Prior to joining Staffs Uni, Anastasia has worked in different mental health roles in a wide range of settings both in her home country, Greece and in the UK. She has completed her MSc studies in Health Psychology in University of Leeds and she has experience supporting people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.

She is passionate about arts, cultures and the human psyche. Her warm and welcoming attitude is inviting you to speak with her when you feel you need support or simply someone to talk to in difficult times. 

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