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Christine Slade

Director of Partnerships, Staffordshire University

Chris Slade has over 10 years’ experience of working in international higher education at a senior level.

She has strategic and operational oversight of Staffordshire University’s TNE provision, where over 17,000 students study at 19 partners in 14 countries.

She also has responsibility for the Staffordshire University UK partnership provision, where over 3,000 students study for HE awards at FE and private partners.

Her first career was in sales, commercial finance, and management in the private sector, after which she moved into the HE sector to teach Psychology and Education, where her focus was on developing pedagogy to enhance student engagement.

She has recently conducted research into the perceived value of TNE from the student perspective and is a senior Fellow of the HEA.