International Academic Coordinator

Business School

Tel: 0131 474 0000

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

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  • Funded Projects
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Activities & Awards

Vicky holds a BA in Theatre Studies and she has worked as a drama teacher/instructor in the Greek public primary and post-secondary education. Following her postgraduate studies in Translation (MA with distinction, University of Athens) in 2005, she was nominated by the Faculty of English Studies for the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) and taught on the English Language and Linguistics UG programme. She started providing editorial/proofreading and translation services into and out of English as a free-lance translator in 2006 and joined AMC in 2008 as a visiting part time lecturer before taking up a full time post in AMC/QMU collaborative programmes in 2009. Since then she has worked in both Schools, been involved in the day to day liaison with the partners country, student and staff induction (from secondary education) and transition (from vocational education) activities, assessment moderation management, curriculum validation and review documentation development for collaborative programmes, accreditation processes and translation project management services of student work while continuing to lecture from 2009 to 2011 on the MA Audiovisual and Specialised Translation programme run collaboratively with Roehampton University. In late 2014 she relocated in the UK to join QMU’s professional services and in early 2016 she took up the role of coordinating the operational aspects of all BEaM validated programmes delivered in Greece across a variety of campuses. Vicky is currently a Professional Doctorate student at QMU, aiming at integrating research on Transnational Educational Partnerships (TNEP) for professional development purposes.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Currently working on her application for the Higher Education Academy

Professional Social Media:


Application of research in practice so as to tackle emergent problems in my professional arena.

Active research interests:

  • Collaborative partner student induction/ transition in UKHE
  • Policies for delivery of programmes in languages other than English
  • Quality assurance/enhancement of TNEP
  • Effective approaches to student support and guidance through collaborative partners institution
  • Equitability of student experience in TNEP

Research Methods:

  • Mixed methods/approaches

Other Funding:

PELT2: Transition to UK Higher Education for collaborative partner students, June 2016 (research assistant)

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

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