External Relations
   
   
  

Political and Public Affairs Unit

The University of Nottingham was founded on a vision that education can transform people’s lives, has great social and economic value and should be accessible to everyone who can benefit from it.

The Political and Public Affairs Unit aims to highlight and enhance the transformative potential of our world class research by offering public affairs and public policy outreach support to colleagues across the University.

We also work with external representatives from local, national and international government, political parties, major businesses and many other types of organisation to increase public understanding of the aims and activities of the University.

 

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Key responsibilities 

The Political and Public Affairs Unit leads on the following activities:

  • Communicating with decision-makers and opinion-formers in government about the work of the University
  • Higher Education policy monitoring and engagement

  • Providing advice and support to help our research reach policymakers and influencers regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Coordinating visits to the University by government ministers and parliamentarians
  • Providing advice on government and parliamentary-related matters
  • Acting as a first point of contact and navigation service for policymakers
  • Co-ordinating the first Nottingham in Parliament Day with partners from across the City and the wider region

Find out more

Colleagues within the University can access support and guidance on our Policy Impact Resources page

External partners can visit our Government Relations page

The Political and Public Affairs team also contribute to the News Room blog

 Key contacts

Alex Miles

Deputy Director, External Relations (Public Affairs)

Executive Office, Trent Building
University Park

 Email  Alex.Miles@nottingham.ac.uk

Léonie Mathers

Political and Public Affairs Officer

Executive Office, Trent Building
University Park

 Email Leonie.Mathers@nottingham.ac.uk 

Mobile: 07973 975055 

 

Tash Nicholls

Executive Assistant

C10, Pope Building
University Park

Email Natasha.Nicholls@nottingham.ac.uk

Telephone: 0115 748 4657

Mădălina Stălniceanu

Global Political and Public Affairs Administrator

Executive Office, Trent Building
University Park

Email Madalina.Stalniceanu@nottingham.ac.uk

Telephone: 0115 82 32480

 
 

External Relations

The University of Nottingham
C Floor, Pope Building (Rooms C2-C10)
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6787
email: externalrelations@nottingham.ac.uk