Image of people talking by a stairway - international partnerships

About international partnerships

The International Partnerships Team resides within the Directorate of International Relations which leads on the 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 and provides guidance to and attracts international students to study at LJMU. The team also delivers student mobility (inbound and outbound) and facilitates the University’s international summer schools.

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 (IMCs) who coordinate mobility opportunities within each academic school.

The University is passionate about developing its international presence through partnerships 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, or a combination of the two. We aim to provide an enriching international experience to our students through international opportunities embedded in the curriculum, opportunities for semester and yearlong 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.

Meet the team

Image of Steve WaterworthHead of International Partnerships
Steve Waterworth
Tel: +44 (0) 151 904 6381

Image of Alison ToppingInternational Partnerships Manager
Alison Topping
Tel: +44 (0) 151 904 6823

Image of Dr Ian D BennettInternational Partnerships Manager
Dr. Ian D. Bennett
Tel: +44 (0) 151 904 6065


If you have a general enquiry, please email intpartners@ljmu.ac.uk and a member of the team will be happy to assist. If you are interested in exploring possible international partnership activity with LJMU, please fill out our partner enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch in due course.