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Andi Schmidt, Director of Operations

After reading linguistics and literature in Trier (Germany) and Newcastle (Australia), Andi joined Birkbeck in 2003.

Initially, he was employed as Executive Officer for Archaeology and Programme Manager for Science and Mathematics in the Faculty of Lifelong Learning. In August 2009, he started a new role as School Manager for the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, following the College restructuring.

Andi is passionate about professional development, and his research interests are in managing change and complexity. He completed Birkbeck’s Postgraduate Diploma in Management in 2006 and the MBA Higher Education Management at the Institute of Education in 2011.

He enjoys working with colleagues to develop a professional and flexible administration, enabling the school to address the challenges of the rapidly changing higher education environment and make it a great place to work and study. Andi also takes pleasure in modernist architecture and design, travelling, surfing and football, and is captain of Birkbeck FC, the College’s successful staff team.

Contact details

Andi Schmidt
tel: 020 7631 6847