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 Nottingham in Parliament Day 2016 with partners from across the City and the wider region

Find out more

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

             Director of Global and Political Affairs

Room C2, Pope Building
University Park

 Email  Alex.Miles@nottingham.ac.uk

Léonie Mathers

Head of Public Affairs

(on maternity leave)

Room C2, Pope Building
University Park


Mădălina Stălniceanu

Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator

Room C2, Pope Building
University Park

Email Madalina.Stalniceanu@nottingham.ac.uk

Amy Williams

Political and Public Affairs Officer

Room C2, Pope Building
University Park


07971 352424 


External Relations

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