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International Partnerships

The International Partnerships Team supports the University's global profile by developing academic partnerships, networks and alliances overseas.

The International Partnerships Team manage the University’s strategic partnerships. Our expertise lies in the development and maintenance of networks and relationships, and the management of agreements with partners.

We can offer expert advice and provide data and intelligence on the sector globally.

Our responsibilities include:

  • managing the IRO funding schemes, and horizon scanning for external opportunities
  • managing the Bath Global Chair programme
  • developing European partnerships, including Erasmus+ staff mobility, and working collaboratively with the Bristol & Bath Brussels Office
  • developing global communities of practice to support citizenship in Higher Education, civic engagement, and institutional innovation
  • developing transnational education and research training opportunities.
  • managing relationships with university faculties and departments.
  • organising delegations and hosting international visitors.
  • showcasing successful partnership activities.


  • Lily Rumsey

    Director of International Relations
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    Responsible for the strategic leadership of the International Relations Office, enabling the delivery of the University’s Internationalisation Strategy

  • Tracey Stenson Jukes

    International Partnerships Manager (Teaching & Learning)
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    Tracey supports the University's global profile and teaching and learning ambitions by developing strategic public partnerships and networks overseas.

  • Tina Schilbach

    International Partnerships Manager (Research)
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    Tina supports the University's global profile and research ambitions by developing strategic public partnerships and academic networks overseas.

  • Zoe Everson

    International Relations Communications Assistant

    Zoe supports the International Relations Office's communications and promotional activity for both internal and external audiences.

  • Emma Milk

    International Relations Office Administrator
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    Emma provides wide-ranging administrative support for the International Relations Office. She is also PA to the Director of International Relations.