We are professional recruitment directors who have worked across a broad spectrum of higher education. We  proven experience in recruitment of international students to the UK higher education market.

 

WHO ARE WE?

We are professional recruitment directors who have worked across a broad spectrum of higher education. We have proven experience in recruitment of international students to the UK higher education market.

 

UDA offers a personalized service for students to find the perfect University that matches their career goals. The U-IQ is the first step in helping you on your way to changing your life through educational opportunity. We offer a five step process assisting you through the enrollment process.

 

UDA can match you with a university to fit your academic needs - undergraduate, graduate and doctoral - to ensure you find the one that offers you the best educational value and experience.

 

We also offer a sport specific opportunity for students in our professional soccer academy - UDA-UK Soccer and specialize in performance related degrees in Drama, Theatre Production and/or Media Arts.

UDA DIRECTORS

Our directors have extensive experience in higher education in both the academic and athletic field as well as international student recruitment. 

Dr. Brian Haley
Executive Director

Haley holds a B.A from Leeds University, England, M.Ed, Kent State University and a Doctoral Degree from Toledo University in Ohio, USA 

 

Haley has 28 years experience in higher education after moving to the USA from England.  He has extensive knowledge and proven success in recruitment as a former head soccer coach and professor of Education.

 

Haley established the world’s first program for American students to study AND play football in the UK. The program has grown from 24 to 80 students this past academic year and will have an incoming class of over 40 students for the fall of 2017. The UDA network will now look to provide a broader opportunity for students in multiple ways.

Jeff Thompson, BA
Recruitment Director

Thompson has successful business experience in a variety of areas with extensive experience in recruitment for higher education both academically and athletically.  He established a graduate program for the RIASA and IGP programs that have had considerable success.

 

Thompson spent twelve years as a Division One athletic coach in the US and the last five years recruiting prospective graduate students to UK Universities establishing himself as an academic and athletic recruitment professional. Thompson has recruited over 75 student-athletes to study abroad in the UK.

Dale Friesen, BA
Technology Director

Friesen is a technology expert, Founder and CEO of Beagle Productions in Saskatoon, Canada. He will oversee the web site, social media marketing and the technology tools for UDA’s proprietary data analysis applications (The U-IQ™ and UNI-Q™) designed to match your University with students. 

 

WHAT GRADUATES ARE SAYING...

“A unique experience to live, study, and play in England. During my time studying in the UK, I played football (soccer) with Bradford City in the Women’s Premier League as well as with Leeds Beckett University, all while also earning my Masters in Sports Business. I was exposed to a different style of education, which forced me to see things from a different perspective."

—  Vickie Rich, (Lees-McRae College) USA 2016 MA-Sport Business

 

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