Stakeholder relations

The Stakeholder Engagement Team is responsible for establishing and building relationships with external stakeholders such as policy professionals, local and national politicians, and community groups. We manage the University’s political engagement, and deliver a calendar of strategic events including the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series, the Chancellor's Dinner, the University Annual Meeting, the Baggs Memorial Happiness Lecture and Community Festival. We also support colleagues who lead communications for our Estates and major capital developments. 

Jennifer Crisp - Public Affairs Manager 

Jennifer is responsible for supporting the University’s public affairs engagement and relationship management with external stakeholders. She has a specific focus on our engagement with local and regional partners. 

Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 3009 / 07976 954390
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Jeremy Swan - Public Affairs Officer (Policy Impact)

 Jeremy primarily works with the colleges of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), Life and Environmental Sciences (LES) and Medical and Dental Sciences (MDS) to deliver policy impact outcomes. He also provides general support on the University’s wider public affairs activities.

Telephone - +44 (0)121 415 8258 / 07837 337585
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Debbie Naylor - Events Manager

Debbie joined the University of Birmingham in December 2016 and is responsible for delivering the University’s external events, to showcase the work of the University to as wide a range of Stakeholders as possible.  Examples of events include University Annual Meeting, formal lunches and dinners, official openings and launches, events in recognition of Honorary Graduates, Public Affairs events, and public events such as the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series and Community Festival.

Debbie brings experience in Event and Conference Management and Marketing from a range of Higher Education, Public and Private Sector organisations.

If you are looking for support for an event that you are organising within your own department, please contact Debbie who would be pleased to work with you to help deliver a successful event, ensuring an excellent ‘First, Last and Lasting Impression’ of the University of Birmingham.

Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 6680
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Eleanor Burdis - Events Officer

As an events professional Ele has over ten years’ experience in managing an extensive range of corporate events, VIP visits, launches and  internal events. As a skilled project manager Ele has been responsible for the delivery of the annual Community Festival, effectively managing a wide range of internal and external partners.

Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 7271
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Jane Arrowsmith - Events Officer

Jane is responsible for delivery of an extensive range of corporate events, high profile dinners, VIP visits, launches and internal events. Jane leads on a range of events including the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 7254
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Stuart Panrucker - Events Assistant

Stuart is responsible for supporting the work of the Stakeholder Relations Team in the day to day running of the office, as well as in events and communications projects. He has eight years experience in education marketing and events, and currently works closely with Ele Burdis and Jane Arrowsmith to deliver the University’s corporate events programme.

Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 8782 
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Sally Xerri-Brooks - Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Manager (Estates)

Sally is responsible for working with colleagues across the University to make sure all the right people know about major capital developments at the right time. This involves working closely with a variety of departments, including Estates and Hospitality and Accommodation Services. She also leads on community engagement, attending local meetings and responding to concerns from the University’s neighbours about organisational matters.

Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 3984
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