Nicola Elener

Associate Consultant

nicola elener

Meet Nicola

Nicola is passionate about the experience of the international students she has met over the 17 years and strives to ensure they enjoy the process and expertly encourages them to reveal the fascinating parts of their character and shine a light on their passions and personal achievements, to successfully present the best version of themselves to gain places to the schools that best fit their academic profile, interests and abilities.

With the 17 years of experience and excellent connections in the education sector, coupled with the 20 years in industry, Nicola has a breadth of tips and guidance to share, to inspire students to confidently vocalise their compelling stories of attainment, passions and ambitions to demonstrate what they can each contribute to a school community and thus secure places at wonderful schools in order to add a magical chapter to their journey which will remain with them into adulthood and beyond.

Nicola attended school in Ireland and Hong Kong in her early years and spent 6 years in Germany as a teenager.

She also lived in South Africa for 4 years. When she returned to the UK, she joined a senior co-ed day school in Hampshire for 7 years as the Admissions Registrar, but also managed the Polo Team she founded, taking the students for their lessons twice per week and the equestrian team who successfully competed at a variety of disciplines.

Nicola has worked in 7 schools in total in England over the last 17 years, including Mill Hill International in London, The Leys in Cambridge and Giggleswick School in North Yorkshire, being solely responsible for the recruitment of senior international students. She has also held previous roles at the BBC, in the music industry and owned her own business in South Africa.

Nicola has travelled extensively for business and pleasure and is perfectly placed to confidently and reassuringly communicate with students and families from around the globe as a result.

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Nicola’s area of expertise

  • Choosing a boarding or day school

  • Relocating families

  • International student placements

  • Choosing a school at the last minute

The session with Sally was extremely helpful and has given us a lot of insight as to what to expect. It was the first time my daughter had had this sort of interview experience, so what she wasn’t prepared for was how blank her mind would go under that sort of pressure situation. It has given her some valuable insight of areas she should prepare for the interview.

Private Client, UK