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Hugh Martin

Registrar & Chief Administrative Officer

Telephone: +971 4 279 14 13

Email: [email protected]

Hugh completed his BA (Hons) and MA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford followed by an MLitt in Creative Writing (with Distinction) from the University of St Andrews and is currently pursuing his PhD. Hugh is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Educators and has various certifications to his credit such as the CMI Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership and also Chartered Management Institute Chartered Fellow (which is in progress). He has experience in effective leadership and management of governance and was involved in implementing strategic reviews and plans at several universities, while working in the senior executives of four UK Higher Education Institutions. His competencies include compliance, legal, risk, management, policy, administration, admissions, international recruitment, strategy, planning, and finance. He is also an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University.
Some of his previous employment involves working at

  • University of Bedfordshire: University Secretary 
  • London School of Economics and Political Science: Chief of Staff to the Director and President, and Head of the Directorate 
  • University of Bristol: Head of Governance and Secretariat, and Clerk to Court and Council 
  • University of St Andrews: Senior Consultant and Special International Advisor – Admissions, Recruitment,  Development, and Alumni;  Executive Officer to the University Senate; the Assistant to the Principal


Sally Khalil

Executive Administrator / PA to the Vice Chancellor & Registrar

Telephone: +971 4 279 14 13

Email: [email protected]

Sally holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce and Business Administration from Beirut Arab University in the Major of Management and currently pursuing her MBA studies at the British University in Dubai. She joined The British University in Dubai as a Trainee in the Administration department to be recruited afterwards as Student Relations Coordinator in 2016, and was promoted in Fall 2016 to be the Executive Administrator / PA to the Vice Chancellor & Registrar.