Information about our commitment to collaborative partnerships and joint educational initiatives with academic partner institutions. academic partner, academic partnership, partner, partner college, partner institution, partner organisation, partnership provision, collaborative provision, register of collaborative provision, collaborative partners, UK partners, overseas partners, international partnerships, collaboration, joint venture, academic link, liaison, Faculty Board for Academic Partnerships, Joint Academic Committee (JAC), plus each partner institution by name (South East Essex College, Colchester Institute, Writtle College, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Insearch Essex, Kaplan Open Learning, University Campus Suffolk, Lowestoft College, Great Yarmouth College, Suffolk New College, West Suffolk College, Otley College)

Contact us

General enquiries

Email partnerships@essex.ac.uk


  • Claire Nixon, Deputy Director of Academic Services (Quality and Development)


    Claire Nixon

    Telephone 01206 873365

    Email ctnixon@essex.ac.uk

    First point of contact for:

    • external audits and reviews
    • policy analysis and review
    • partnership strategic planning and new partnership proposals
    • partnership legal and financial agreements
    • partners’ PSRB accreditations/links

  • Rachel Frost, Senior Partnerships Manager


    Rachel Frost

    Telephone 01206 873791

    Email frostr@essex.ac.uk

    First point of contact for:

    • regional partnerships oversight
    • Joint Academic Committee for the University of Suffolk
    • oversight of international partnership enquiries
    • international link agreements oversight

  • Jeanie Armstrong, Partnerships Manager


    Jeanie Armstrong (0.8 fte)

    Telephone 01206 873825

    Email jarmst@essex.ac.uk

    First point of contact for:

    • international partnership activity enquiries
    • cross-partner staff development

  • Rachel Brown, Partnerships Manager


    Rachel Brown (0.8 fte)

    Telephone 01206 873840

    Email rcbrown@essex.ac.uk

    First point of contact for:

    • UK partnership activity enquiries
    • ITE partnership/Ofsted requirements

  • Sally Day, Partnerships Manager


    Sally Day

    Telephone 01206 873030

    Email sally.day@essex.ac.uk

    First point of contact for:

    • international link agreements (friendship and progression arrangements)
    • international partnership enquires
    • Kaplan Singapore partnership
    • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore partnership

  • Hannah Hammond, Partnerships Manager


    Hannah Hammond

    Telephone 01206 873150

    Email hannah.hammond@essex.ac.uk

    First point of contact for:

    • University of Suffolk partnership (operational support)
    • Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust partnership
    • Writtle University College partnership
    • Degree apprenticeships

  • Cara Shirley, Partnerships Manager


    Cara Shirley (0.8 fte)

    Telephone 01206 873123

    Email cshirley@essex.ac.uk

    First point of contact for:

    • Kaplan Open Learning partnership
    • South Essex College partnership
    • Partnerships Education Committee

  • Charlotte Strohm, Partnerships Manager


    Charlotte Strohm (0.8 fte)

    Telephone 01206 873130

    Email cstrohm@essex.ac.uk

    First point of contact for:

    • Colchester Institute partnership
    • Edge Hotel School partnership

  • Kimberley Lawrence, Partnerships Assistant


    Kimberley Lawrence

    Telephone 01206 874865

    Email kwatson@essex.ac.uk

    First point of contact for:

    • general enquiries
    • diary management
    • administrative support for the team and the Dean and Deputy Dean of Partnerships
    • Meeting and conference schedules and arrangements

  • Dominic Micklewright, Dean of Partnerships


    Dominic Micklewright

    Telephone 012068 872869

    Email dpmick@essex.ac.uk


  • Allan Hildon, Deputy Dean of Partnerships


    Allan Hildon

    Telephone 012068 873846

    Email alhild@essex.ac.uk