Andrea Edwards

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Andrea Edwards

Having worked in higher education for over 25 years, during which time I have led on all aspects of internationalisation (including student recruitment, support, mobility and engagement), I would welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively as a member of the General Council to apply my leadership experience and commitment in supporting the EAIE to deliver its mission and vision for its members. My role as Director of International Development at the University of Birmingham requires strong business acumen, strategic ability, excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills and most importantly an ability to collaborate extensively, both internally and externally, to support Birmingham’s international ambitions and those of our partners. Throughout my career I have proactively built strong global networks within the profession, facilitated through the EAIE and elsewhere, which have provided an invaluable platform to share best practice and build long-standing partnerships and friendships. If elected, I would draw upon these networks, my experience and my abilities to play an integral, proactive and collaborative role in supporting the mission of the EAIE, which is more critical than ever as a platform for strategic change in Europe and beyond. 

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