Hello to all! My name is Jenna Mittelmeier and I am joining OpenTEL this month as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. My primary research interests are centred around internationalisation of higher education and international student experiences. As part of my role this year, I am the lead researcher for the UKCISA-funded project Social Transition Research into International Doctoral Experiences (STRIDE), which unpacks international postgraduate students’ social support networks. I also contribute to the ESRC-funded International Distance Education and African Students (IDEAS) project. This project considers the role of South African distance education in providing equitable access to higher education for students across Africa.