The IC Café: 'Measuring Global Engagement, Reputation and Influence'
More and more universities are intent on increasing their international reputation and appeal – as they set out ambitions to generate greater levels of income beyond their own domestic (local/national) market and to position themselves as globally involved, connected and contributing institutions. How universities establish a better understanding internationally of their reputation can help them to operate in a far more favourable and receptive climate when it comes to student attraction and recruitment; graduate employment; research contracts, partnerships and much more.
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Our expert speakers
Alistair Jarvis is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Partnerships and Governance), University of London. Alistair’s role includes leadership of governance, communications, development, marketing, legal, inclusion, regulatory compliance and strengthening partnerships with federation members and external stakeholders.
Alistair was Chief Executive of Universities UK from 2017 to 2022. Leading the representative body for the UK’s 140 universities – a registered charity and six subsidiary entities – his role included influencing policy, strategy and member engagement. Before this, he was Deputy CEO and Director of External Relations since 2013.
Previously, he was a Director (of Communications and Marketing) at the University of Birmingham – a world top 100 university – and has held other external engagement roles for national organisations.
Alistair received a CBE in 2022 for services to Higher Education and supporting the sector during the covid-19 crisis. He is a member of the UCAS Board of Trustees and a member of the advisory boards of Wonkhe, the UPP Foundation and the Discovery Decade project (to increase public support for investment in research). Alistair was educated at the Universities of Kent, Leicester and the Institute of Education, UCL.
Justin Shaw is a specialist in communications, reputation, engagement and influence for the higher education sector. He has 30 years’ experience of working with universities. Following an initial career in journalism, Justin worked as the Communications, Media and PR Executive for the University of Hertfordshire. He then went on to set up an Education Practice within Communications Management, a communications consultancy. During his time as a consultant, he has advised and worked with more than 200 higher education clients – universities, specialist colleges, business schools, government agencies, charities and commercial partners. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the CIPR. Justin is also an IC Global Fellow.