Nicholas Robson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1966. He graduated from Staffordshire University in 1989 receiving his BA degree in Geography. Between 1990- 1994 he worked in the city of London. He spent the following year traveling in India and Pakistan, before returning to London to work for Merrill Lynch. He arrived in Turkey in the spring of 2000 where he began teaching at language schools in Izmir. He completed a teaching certificate in 2002 from the British Council in Izmir and joined IEU in the same year.