About Us

Alpha Academic Consultants is a Student Recruitment and Academic Consultancy office.  We are based in the Eastern Mediterranean and cover the markets of Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Egypt and Lebanon. We consult with students wishing to further their education in higher levels as well as we are country representatives of a range of well-known worldwide base Universities. We are specialized in counseling of young students, assist them with school strands selection, foundation studies, IB or GCSE and ‘A’ Level preparation in order to prepare for university entry. We are consulting a great number of school graduates who are ready for university entry, as well as university graduates who wish to continue their education to postgraduate level – part time, full time or distance learning needs are accommodated. For the past 8 years we have further developed in becoming education providers, by offering 2 foundation schools, UKFC in Athens and CYPF in Nicosia.

Our operations as Ltd Company started in 2005 in Nicosia Cyprus and five years later, in 2010 in Athens Greece. Moving on and in 2011 we operated our 3rd office in Larnaca, Cyprus and in 2013 a 4th office in Thessaloniki Greece. In December 2017 we established our first office in Catania, Italy from where we envision to cover whole of Italy via web consulting and recruitment with regular visits and presentation to other places. We also have representation agreements with recruitment offices in Egypt and Lebanon. Our portfolio of university representations covers an excellent range of institutions whereas we try to focus on the strengths of each one and help increase their student numbers from our market areas.

We are committed to helping each and every individual make the right choices for their future by offering professional advice on career development and self-improvement. Our services cater very much to the individual’s needs – we pride ourselves in taking our time to get to know our students and offering advice applicable to them – from which course to choose to the best location to suit them.

Meet the team

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Sotia Karatzia Santangelo

MA, MSc, PGDip, BA

While studying at the Business School at Northumbria University she started working with Studynet UK at the student recruitment department. She then moved to Cyprus in 2002 continuing UK University recruitment and University representations and in 2005 she founded Alpha Academic Consultants where she is the head director and consultant.
Since 2015, Sotia is also the Director of Studies at CYPF, Cyprus Foundation course in Nicosia, where students are prepared for direct entry into World Wide Universities for general courses as well as into Medical Schools in Europe and USA.

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Panagiotis Sergiou

MA, MSc, PGDip, BA

He has completed his studies in Greek Philology and he has also completed his MA/PGDip in Career Guidance at the University of Sunderland. He is working as an Educational Consultant since 2011 and he runs the Alpha Offices of Larnaca kai Paralimni.

Ignazio Santangelo

Ignazio Santangelo

Certificate, Diploma

Completed culinary art studies in the UK and worked in the private sector for a few years before coming to Cyprus. In 2009 he obtained practical training for Administration procedures regarding University Recruitment and in 2010 he became the Administration Director at Alpha Nicosia office.

Konstantinos Kosmidis

Konstantinos Kosmidis

MSc,PGDip, BSc

After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Liverpool, Konstantinos was appointed Fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and is still an active member of the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering (UKCTE). Currently, he is Director of Studies at UKFC Foundation course of Athens, where he painstakingly prepares students for life and study at British Universities. Konstantinos is the acting counselor at Alpha Consultants office Athens.

Efthymia Martini

Efthymia Martini

MA, PGDip, BA

With both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Political, International, European and Geostrategy, Efi is our Senior Academic Advisor and Admissions Manager at Alpha Academic Consultants Office and UKFC Foundation College in Athens, Greece. With more than ten years experience in the field of education, she is assisting students in their growth and development by constructing meaningful educational plans which are compatible with their life goals. She is a true specialist into providing sensitive and thoughtful support to our students as they wrestle with the many choices open to them.

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Elena Koumeni

MA, PGDip, BA

Elena is the newest member of Alpha Academic Consultant Ltd. She has completed her undergraduate degree in Byzantine and Modern Greek at the University of Cyprus. Her passion about supporting students lead her to do her Master Degree in Career Counselling and Guidance at the University of Nicosia. During her master Elena gained valuable counselling and employability skills as she got certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Following her studies she is working within our organization as Career Counsellor since 2017.