University of Bath

Corporate Engagement Network

The Corporate Engagement Network (CEN) is a wider group of individuals who work alongside the core Corporate Engagement Team (CET).

Representing our different departments within the University we work with the Corporate Engagement Team to build strong and mutually beneficial relationships with organisations wishing to collaborate in a variety of ways.


  • Ben Smith

    Head of Placements, Projects and International Studies (School of Management)
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    Ben is responsible for the Undergraduate student Placement, Project, Year Abroad and International Studies teams within the School of Management.

  • Catherine Knight

    Employer Services Manager (Careers Service)
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    Catherine manages the Employer Services Team to co-ordinate University-wide employer engagement opportunities.

  • Emily Richards

    Business Engagement Manager (Humanities & Social Sciences)
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    Emily develops stakeholder relationships for the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences for placement opportunities, alumni relations and business engagement.

  • Helen Jones

    Head of Research Grant Development (Industrial Strategy)

    Leading the development of research collaborations with industry, that align with the University’s research strengths and the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

  • Joanna Aspin

    Alumni and External Relations Officer (School of Management)
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    Joanna co-ordinates and facilitates events both for Corporate Engagement and the School of Management.

  • Katie Calvert-Jones

    Business Development Manager for International Placements (School of Management)
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    Katie works closely with industry at an international level, supporting students to engage globally through our professional placement and exchange programmes.

  • Kirsten Brown

    Industry Engagement & Employability Manager (Engineering & Design)
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    Kirsten focuses on partnership and business engagement, working closely with postgraduate students to develop their employability skills.

  • Louise Oliver

    Placements and Industrial Engagement Manager (Science)
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    Louise works in a Faculty-wide team to develop new partnerships, strengthen existing relationships and identify opportunities for strategic partnerships.

  • Martin Gore

    Placements Manager (Humanities & Social Sciences)

    Martin manages a team of placements officers and administrators, supporting over 700 Humanities students each year in their search for employment opportunities.

  • Matthew Rusling

    Head of Postgraduate Personal Development & External Engagement (School of Management)
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    Matt is responsible for postgraduate employability focused industrial engagement and personal development in the School of Management.

  • Vicky Hill

    Placements Manager (Engineering & Design)
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    Vicky works within a team that collaborates with industrial partners to ensure effective recruitment into placements.