Michelle Stewart

University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Michelle Stewart

I have provided leadership in senior roles in Scotland at the Universities of Strathclyde and Stirling.  Since 2016 I have been Chair of the EAIE Conference Programme Committee. Other elected positions include Scottish representative on the British Council Education UK Board and Chair of Scottish Universities International Group (SUIG).

With 25 years’ experience of working with universities, governments and private companies, I have developed student mobility programmes in Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and the Americas.

At this point in my career I have the experience and skills required to represent the Association at the highest level, coupled with the flexibility to meet the challenges of these changing times. 

I would bring a renewed focus on values around accessibility, inclusion and equality.  A leadership role within the EAIE should represent the full range of members and ensure the wider needs of the communities we serve are supported. This requires a level of commitment and enthusiasm which I have demonstrated throughout my career and which I feel as strongly today as when I started out.

I attended my first EAIE Conference in London in 1994.  I have been actively involved since 2012 and was part of the team that prepared the successful bid to host the conference in Glasgow.

I commit to:

Strengthening our community

  • Advancing our goals by representing members’ needs and working with key stakeholders
  • Increasing transparency and accountability to build resilience within the membership

Professional development of members

  • Ensuring access to the best training and networking opportunities for all members

Acting as the voice of the membership

  • Promoting accessibility and inclusion with clear objectives which we can evidence

Financial growth up to and beyond 2020

  • Delivering ambitious and innovative plans which meet the needs of our members

Michelle Stewart received 254 votes.