International Relations: Director Sarah Beresford
The Directorate of International Relations leads on university-wide internationalisation activity at LJMU. With colleagues based in Liverpool, China and India, International Relations identifies and develops international collaborative and strategic partnerships, represents the University overseas, provides guidance to and attracts international students to study at the University, delivers student mobility (inbound and outbound), and facilitates the University’s international summer school.
The Directorate works closely with internal and external partners and stakeholders including the Associate Deans for Global Engagement who deliver the international aspirations of each Faculty and International Mobility Coordinators (IMC’s) who coordinate mobility opportunities within each academic school.
The University is passionate about developing its international presence through partnership with like-minded institutions across the world. We welcome international students who choose to study an LJMU programme either in Liverpool or with one of our overseas partner institutions. We aim to provide an enriching international experience to our students through international opportunities embedded in the curriculum, opportunities for semester and year long study overseas and short term international study, volunteering and work experience placements. Over half of the University’s research publications are co-authored with institutions outside the UK and we are proud to have a staff and student body which represents more than 100 countries across the world.