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Interview with Michelle Brown from International Insurance

Interview with Michelle Brown from International Insurance

A warm QE welcome to Michelle Brown who recently started working at our Gold Corporate Partner International Insurance!

Michelle, could you please introduce yourself to the QE Community.

I'm Michelle Brown, and I'm excited to share a bit about my journey and what's in store for our international education initiatives. With over 15 years of experience in leadership roles within UK universities, I've had the privilege of witnessing the transformative power of education on a global scale.

Can you tell us a bit about your background in the industry?

My love for international travel has deep roots. My career kicked off in a rather unconventional way - as a Human Resources Executive for Carnival Cruise Lines right after graduating from university. This role allowed me to combine work with my wanderlust, taking me to incredible destinations and immersing me in diverse cultures. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had such enriching experiences. Internationalisation is more than just a professional endeavour for me; it's a personal passion. I believe in breaking down barriers to learning and supporting students on their global journeys.

I have also had the pleasure of working at several UK Universities both in the Public and Private sector, including my time at QAHE who support seven University partnerships across London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Within UK Universities, I seamlessly combined admissions, student recruitment and business development efforts to open doors for countless international students seeking entry to higher education.

And what do you do now at

I'm thrilled to take on a new role as the Head of Strategic Partnerships for UK and Ireland Market Development with International Insurance. I work to ensure our students have access to top-notch insurance, travel, and medical support services, further enhancing the safety and wellbeing of students on their academic journeys.

I also work hard to provide unwavering support to valued clients in the education sector, including institutions like QE schools and partners like QE agents.

How do product and services support QE schools and agents?

We provide coverage and peace of mind for students, faculty and staff chaperoning them, and their dependents. offers 5 products which are specifically designed for the international education industry:

  1. Multi-risk
  2. Multi-risk with Variable Cancellation Cover up to €/£25,000 or All-Inclusive Coverage including medical up to €/£10 million.
  3. Travel Plus Cancellation Cover with added benefits such as travel and third party liability, and perfect when medical coverage is not needed.
  4. Italian Domestic for trips within Italy (for Italian students).
  5. Ireland Based for schools and agents located in Ireland only.

With no minimum purchases or fixed term contracts, it's easy to get started with QE schools and agents can also send me a request via LinkedIn ( and I’d be happy to connect and share more info!

In the ever-evolving landscape of international education, I'm committed to helping our students thrive, learn, and explore the world. It's a journey I'm excited to embark on with all of you, and I can't wait to see where it takes us. Here's to new horizons and endless possibilities!

What do you get up to in your free time?

Beyond my professional life, I have a few passions that keep my world spinning. First and foremost, I'm an avid walker. There's something truly magical about exploring the world on foot, connecting with nature, and clearing my mind. It's where I find inspiration and recharge my energy.

Photography is another avenue through which I express myself. Capturing the beauty of the world, from stunning landscapes to candid moments, brings me immense joy. It's like freezing time in a frame, preserving memories to cherish forever.

Any fun facts relevant to our upcoming events in Italy & Madrid that you’d like to share with us?

Many moons ago, I visited the British Embassy in Madrid and spoke passionately about collaboration and the spirit of the Erasmus scheme. I’m excited to return to Spain and meet old and new partners there, as well as in Italy. Italian food is pure magic, so I can’t wait to savour every pasta dish and gelato cone that comes my way!

QE Schools and Agents can contact Michelle directly any time, including to schedule a meeting at upcoming QE events.

Contact information:

Michelle Brown

Head of Strategic Partnerships UK & Ireland International Insurance Services Limited

Mobile: +44 (0) 7736457846

Phone: +44 (0) 203 086 8889




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