Internationalisation in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities


We are pleased to introduce Abigail Gregory, the new Head of International for the Arts and Humanities. She took up her post on 23 October and her role is to work with staff to help deliver the Faculty’s international ambitions within the wider framework of the University’s strategic priorities.


The four key priorities and areas of growth for the University over the next 5 years will be in relation to:

  • International students (on and off campus)
  • International partnerships
  • Student and staff mobility (inbound and outbound)
  • Alumni engagement.

You can find out more about the University’s internationalization strategy via the following link:


You may be aware that each Department will have an International Lead and, to date, we have the following confirmed colleagues who will be working with you to take forward the international agenda at Departmental level:

Shoba Arun                                           Sociology

Jon Biddulph                                         Art

Andy Harris                                          LIC

Jane Ledbury                                        Manchester Fashion Institute

Helen Nicholson                                  English

Mercedes Penalba-Sororrio             HPP

Andrea Zapp                                        Media

These colleagues are your first point of call to share ideas and experience in relation to the internationalization agenda.


It is clear that we are already doing a great deal of successful internationally focused activity from international research or teaching and learning projects to validating programmes overseas and supporting students carrying out study and work placements.  We are now seeking to establish where we are present and having impact in the world and where we have opportunities to focus and grow this work to help us achieve the University’s strategic ambitions.

In the coming months, there will be a range of communications and activities to support our international work.