Meet the friendly, professional team behind UK2Learn, who together with their skills and expertise have created an unmatched blend of fun, challenging and memorable courses.
Started by Suzie Mackie along with her second son Alex, UK2Learn is joined by an enthusiastic team of educational experts.
Suzie Mackie – Director
Founder, Suzie Mackie is the inspirational, motivating, and just one of the friendly faces behind UK2Learn. With more than 30 years experience working with and teaching international students, Suzie has developed an enviable high-level of skills and knowledge within the education sector.
During this time, Suzie has travelled extensively and worked overseas. Suzie has also been host to international students in her own home, and guardian to many overseas students.
It is this wealth of experience combined with a true dedication to education that has enabled Suzie to develop a valuable insight into students’ needs, and subsequently launch UK2Learn.
Alex Mackie – Managing Director
Alex is the Managing Director at UK2Learn and has an overview of all aspects of the company to ensure that everything runs smoothly from beginning to end. Having worked at UK2Learn for over a decade, Alex has a deep understand of how everything at the company works and has a real passion to see it succeed.
Alex is also involved in the day-to-day aspects of all the programmes that UK2Learn has to offer, so he is a very familiar face to all our students and teachers.
Alex attended Brighton University and also has experience of teaching at a top private school in South Africa. If that’s not enough, Alex also has a successful printing company which he runs with his younger brother. Further information about Alex’s printing company is available at www.mmmprinting.com
… are joined by the rest of the UK2Learn team.
Fiona Sutherland – Marketing & Guardianship Manager
Fiona has worked for UK2Learn since September 2014 – she was an experienced member of the guardianship team and then in January 2018 took over the exciting new role of UK2Learn’s Marketing Manager. Fiona will be raising the profile of UK2Learn Guardianship with our British boarding school partners and all our international parents, students and agents while still providing support to the guardianship team.
Fiona studied at Leeds University and went on to complete Management Training at Selfridge’s in London and held various management positions within the company. She went on to travel extensively in the Far East and Europe sourcing products for UK department stores and other retailers before spending 5 years as Conference and Events Coordinator for Newton Europe Ltd. Fiona lives in Surrey with her husband and two school-aged children who both attend boarding schools in the UK.
Lucy Riley – Administration Team Leader
Lucy provides full time guardianship support for UK2Learn Guardianship. She liaises with parents, students and schools over day to day matters, travel arrangements, the booking of host families and other administrative duties. Lucy joined the UK2Learn team in January 2018 from the University of Surrey where she held the position of Admissions Adviser. Lucy is married with two teenage children. She joins with a wealth of experience in education.
Sarah Judd – Administrator
Sarah provides part time guardianship support for UK2Learn Guardianship. She liaises with parents, students and schools over day to day matters, travel arrangements, the booking of host families and other administrative duties. Sarah joined in January 2018 from Glebelands Secondary School where she held the position of Events Coordinator. Sarah is married with children both in school and post graduate education. She joins with a wealth of experience in secondary education.
Established in 2006, UK2Learn is a friendly, family run business. We provide high quality educational services tailored to meet the unique needs of the international market, as well as the UK market.
Since its inception, UK2Learn has continued to grow from strength to strength with student enrolments increasing year on year.
We have an experienced range of staff, associates and guardians; all of whom support the caring and personal ethos that UK2Learn is so proud of. This ensures that our learners study in an enjoyable and inspiring atmosphere that reflects complete support, care and trust.
Our courses provide the perfect balance of education and fun! Students learn new and exciting skills, whilst enjoying a fantastic holiday and making lasting friendships with like-minded people.