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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

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

  • Jessica Carwardine

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

  • Ruth Roberts

    International Ministry and Sponsor Liaison Manager
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    Ruth supports the University's engagement with local and international Ministries and Sponsors of international students.

  • Emma Milk

    International Projects Officer
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    Emma is repsonsible for managing projects within the International Relations Office.

  • Bruce Eley

    International Rankings Project Officer
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    Bruce is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the University’s institutional submissions to several international rankings.

  • Annabelle Deakin

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