Global Engagement hosts successful Global Partnerships Conference
By: Sephora Imomoh
Last updated: Wednesday, 7 July 2021
The University's Global Engagement team hosted partners and peers at a three-day Global Partnership Conference from 23 – 25 June 2021.
The event, which was opened by Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell, drew close to 700 registrations.
Delegates enjoyed a series of webinars on the importance of institutional values for international engagement, the role universities will play in the post-pandemic recovery, and the importance of sustained global engagement. Professor Robin Banerjee provided a keynote on his research into kindness. Three professional development workshops provided delegates with sessions on personal resilience, global literacy, and international alumni.
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Richard Follett stated: "It was wonderful to see our international partners and friends over the three days of the conference. It is heartening to see how our theme ‘Together Stronger’ has really resonated with colleagues across the sector."
Speakers at the event included Professor Blair McRae, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Jennifer Cosgrave, Country Director at the British Council, Netherlands.
We were also joined by colleagues from Tata Institute of Social Science India; Mahidol University Thailand; Heriot Watt University in Malaysia; Zhejiang Gongshang University, China; Universities UK International; Universities of Sanctuary; and the IC Global.
There were participants from over 30 countries, representing over 100 organisations including many UK universities.