Partnerships and Regional Engagement

Supporting the University to make a positive difference within the region, the UK and globally.

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The Partnerships and Regional Engagement (PRE) team plays a central role in the delivery of partnerships, knowledge exchange, regional development and engagement with the city and public.

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For enquiries about the University of Sheffield’s role in the region and collaborative activity, PRE provides a central point of contact across the following key areas.

Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange 

The Partnerships team oversees the development of university-wide relationships with external partners, providing dedicated account management where appropriate. In addition the team coordinates the University's relationships with the regional Chambers of Commerce and the CBI. 

The Knowledge Exchange team facilitates the transfer of knowledge between the University and external partners and manages delivery of funding to support partnership activity.

The Entrepreneurship team promotes a culture of excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship, offering the tools and environment for recent graduates, staff and students to innovate and build on the existing culture of entrepreneurship across the University. Find out more about the Entrepreneurship team.

For partnership enquiries, email Dr Ruth Hambleton (r.hambleton@sheffield.ac.uk), Partnerships Manager and Interim Head of Knowledge Exchange and Innovation (KE Funding).

For knowledge exchange enquiries. email Adam Bond (a.p.bond@sheffield.ac.uk), Interim Head of Knowledge Exchange and Innovation (KE Strategy and Work Programme).

For entrepreneurship enquiries: email Lahari Parchuri (l.parchuri@sheffield.ac.uk), Enterprise Manager.

Regional Engagement 

The Regional Engagement team ensures that the University’s research, innovation and education activities result in positive social, cultural, sustainable and economic development across the region. In partnership with stakeholders, the team achieves these ambitions through the delivery of the the Made Together programme.

For enquiries regarding the Made Together programme, email madetogether@sheffield.ac.uk

A dedicated City and Culture team works alongside the creative and cultural industries to co-create projects and activities which add to the region's vibrancy, from festivals and exhibitions to green space and regeneration initiatives. The Public Engagement team also delivers a year-round programme of events, exhibitions and activities, in the city and online, to engage the public with the University’s world-class research.

For enquiries related to cultural activities, email city@sheffield.ac.uk

For enquiries regarding public engagement activities, email engage@sheffield.ac.uk

Communications

The Communications team provides support across all areas of the University’s partnerships and regional engagement activity to showcase the impact of our activities and works closely with the University’s media team to promote regional stories.

Email Rachel Latham (r.latham@sheffield.ac.uk), Communications Manager.

Directors of Partnerships and Regional Engagement

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