Stakeholder Engagement Team

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)7976 954 390
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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)7837 337 585
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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.

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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.

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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.

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