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Rachael Sara-Kennedy

Rachel Sara-Kennedy
Universities UK International
Head of International Partnerships

Rachael manages the design, implementation and delivery of international partnership agreements and collaborative projects on behalf of the UK higher education sector, in particular those relating to overseas government scholarship programmes and capacity building initiatives, including the Newton Fund.

She is responsible for strategies and operational plans for scholarship and partnership programmes managed by UUKi, and plays a leading role in communicating partnerships and funding opportunities to staff at UK universities.

Rachael holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Nottingham in French and Hispanic studies and a Master's degree in international relations and diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.