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Global Engagement

Global Engagement

Our Global Engagement team supports and guides delivery of the University’s international activities and strategy.

Working with and supporting colleagues across the University, Global Engagement has oversight of all international activity. This includes strategy and policy development, recruitment of international students, international opportunities for Hull students, internationalisation within the University community, and collaboration and engagement with external networks and alliances.

Our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Philip Gilmartin works closely with Global Engagement on the implementation of our International Strategy.

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Hilary Layton

Director of Global Engagement

Hilary leads the Global Engagement team, formed to support and guide delivery of the University’s international activities and strategy.


Global Strategy Office

Global Strategy Office

The Global Strategy Office works internally and externally to harness global knowledge and insight, manages many of the University’s strategic networks and conducts due diligence on international research, exchange and partnerships.

Read about the University’s International Strategy 2020-2025.


Global Strategy Office Staff
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Global Student Recruitment Office

The Global Student Recruitment Office co-ordinates international recruitment activities at all study levels to Hull degree programmes. This includes direct recruitment, Transnational Education, sponsor and agent relationships, and recruitment via progression or articulation partnerships with other institutions.


Global Student Recruitment Office Staff
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Global Experience Office

The Global Experience Office manages the University’s outgoing and international mobility programmes covering in-year student exchanges as well as short term summer school opportunities for University of Hull students. The team also supports international student arrivals and works with students and colleagues to celebrate our global connections.


Global Experience Office Staff
Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute

Founded in 2016 the Confucius Institute at the University of Hull is funded by the Ministry of Education of China and operates in co-operation with its Chinese partner, Tianjin Normal University (TJNU). It is actively engaged with University activities and the local community, strengthening cultural ties between the UK and China.

To find out more, visit the Confucius Institute website

Confucius Institute Staff