Victoria Hobdale has recently joined the team as the Deputy Director of the Analytics and Consulting Team. Originally from the United Kingdom she has been based in the Netherlands for ten years and sees the Netherlands as her home.
After working in Higher Education Academic Publishing as an Academic Consultant and Territory Manager for the last five years for two large (one of the big five) publishers, she has been working directly with Academics and Faculties to help improve educational delivery and student engagement.
Before that she worked as a Senior Enrollment Manager for one of the largest online education US Universities for two years managing their international recruitment. This has enabled her to transfer her understanding of the challenges Universities face every day from student recruitment through to increasing student engagement on a program level.
After completing University, Victoria worked as an entrepreneur running her own sales and marketing company in Northern Ireland and the Netherlands for over 8 years, overseeing 6 locations and a sales team of 150 sales representatives working on behalf of international charitable organizations before moving into Business Project Management.
Being naturally analytical and passionate about access for all to Higher Education working with Studyportals seemed like a natural next step in her career.