International Academic Coordinator

Business School

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Vicky Makellaraki (MA, BA) is an International Academic Coordinator in the Queen Margaret Business School.

Vicky holds a BA in Theatre Studies and a MA with distinction in Translation Studies (English/Greek as a language pair) funded by The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) as a promising PG student. She has worked as a drama teacher in primary education and as a part-time lecturer in post-secondary and tertiary education in Greece teaching History of Theatre and Theory and Practice of Translation at UG and PG level. Her published translations from English to Greek include Very Short Introductions to Nietzsche, Clausewitz, Indian Philosophy and Existentialism from Oxford University Press and her drama translations have been staged in Greece twice.

Vicky is a HE Professional with extensive international collaboration experience in Greece and the UK and she has gained insight into the demands of TNE provision from a strategic, operational and relationship management point of view. Vicky has been involved in the day to day liaison with partner countries, student and staff induction and transition activities, assessment moderation management, curriculum validation and review documentation development for collaborative programmes, including acting as an internal and external panel member in relevant events, accreditation processes and translation project management services of student work, working collegiately in a dedicated liaison and solutions focussed way.

As an International Academic Coordinator, Vicky is responsible for the coordination, effective and efficient delivery of operations and quality assurance processes of all TNEP activity within the QMU Business School spanning fourteen UG/PG programmes delivered in five countries across eleven delivery sites.

As a Collaborative Academic Lead for Greece, Vicky is responsible for the daily operational management of five UG programmes delivered in Greece across seven delivery sites. Vicky is working with colleagues across the Business School and the University to ensure a positive student experience for TNE students and she has been involved in a number of TNE projects to strengthen TNE delivery.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Currently working on her application for SFHEA

Professional Social Media:


Vicky is taking a project approach and identifying work based issues aligned with the goals and objectives of the University aiming to contribute to service developments and joint endeavours with collaborative partners

Active research interests:

  • Collaborative partner student induction/ transition in UKHE

  • Policies for delivery of programmes in languages other than English

  • Quality assurance/enhancement of Transnational Educational Partnerships

  • Equitability of student experience in Transnational Educational Partnerships

Research Methods:

  • Mixed methods/approaches

Other Funding:

PELT2: Transition to UKHE for collaborative partner students, June 2016.

The project was one of the six development projects funded by QMU and related to the QAA Scotland Student Transitions Enhancement Theme.

Vicky is involved in supporting collaborative student learning as part of her wider responsibilities.

Short Course in Facilitating Learning and Teaching in HE, CAP, January 2016