Network meetings provide a forum for participants to share best practice, discuss specific issues, challenges and emerging opportunities, and help to ensure that Universities UK International accurately reflects UK universities' priorities in relation to specific world regions and thematic areas of activity.
Our networks typically meet twice a year. Between meetings participants receive email updates providing information and advice on specific issues, together with details of new opportunities and invitations to take part in occasional surveys and consultations.
The networks are open to UK university staff working in internationalisation, research, partnership development, recruitment and related international functions. We particularly encourage participation from international directors, regional managers, research development managers, and pro-vice-chancellors for internationalisation. Please see below for details of the different networks:
Chair: Professor Kevin Ibeh, Pro-Vice Master (International), Birkbeck, University of London
Organiser: Richard Grubb, Policy Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa & International Development
Chair: Professor Dave
Petley, Vice-President for Research and Innovation, University of Sheffield
Organiser: Isabel Mealey, Policy Officer, Asia
Chair, Higher Education: Natalie Cunningham, Head of Student Mobility, Manchester Metropolitan University
Chair, Research: Dr Andrew Roadnight, European Strategy Development
Officer, The University of Warwick
Organiser: Nabil Ali, Policy Officer, Europe - Higher Education
Chair: Ms Jackie Dunne,
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Access and Lifelong Learning), University of
Organiser: Fernanda Massaccesi, Policy Officer, the Americas
Chair: Professor Stephen
Shute, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources), University of Sussex
Organiser: Joana Westphal, Policy Officer, MENA
For individuals working in outward student mobility in higher education, be it in study, work or volunteering abroad. Regular updates and consultations are sent out to the network via a private JISCMail list.
Chair: Mehvish Ashfaq, Assistant Director & Head of Global Mobility and Experience, Ulster University
Organiser: Catriona Hanks, Outward Student Mobility Lead
For staff at UK Universities involved in supporting international research collaboration and partnership development outside of the EU research
and innovation framework programmes and structural funds. Update emails are disseminated to the Network periodically, providing members with news and alerts about funding opportunities or developments within existing schemes for international research collaboration. To become a member of the Network, please request to join via the private JISCMail list here.
Chair: Professor Taraneh (Tara) Dean, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), University of Brighton
Organiser: Isabel O'Hagan, Partnerships Manager
Chair: Dr David Pilsbury, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Development), Coventry University and Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International), University of Dundee
Organiser: Stephanie Harris, Head of International Engagement (non-EU)