Mrs Sue Bowen

Position: Senior Lecturer/Key Partnership Manager

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I am responsible for the development of international partnerships and progression agreements for international students.

My role is mainly focused at partnership level, rather than on the operation of individual programmes, supporting academic and other staff in partners and the University Faculties in the development and delivery of academic partnerships using franchise or validated models to deliver University of Derby academic programmes. As Key Partnership Manager I also provide the main channel of communication between the University and the partner, in terms of the management and development of the partnership.

I am also a key contact for the development of progression agreements with international and UK institutions for the progression of international students to programmes at the University of Derby

Professional interests

Collaborative provision, progression, international

Research interests

Collaborative partnerships and progression, strategy, organisation change, coaching and mentoring


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Derby
  • MSc Coaching and Mentoring, Sheffield Hallam University

Recent publications

  • Braham, J. Bowen, S. & Gray, D. (2009) The development of programme specific progression agreements as an aid to vocational progression. Towards a New Agenda for Lifelong Learning: Access, Diversity and Participation proceedings of FACE Conference 2009.
  • Bowen, S. & Carter, S. (2006) Organisation Change, Miracle or Nemesis? A Case Study of a Midlands College, UK and its Sixth Form Centre. Global Business and Economics Anthology. BESI

Recent conferences

The 18th International Journal of Learning Conference, Mauritius, July 2011 - virtual presentation and soon to be published peer reviewed paper: A Case Study: Changing the Management Mindset to Manage Momentum in Higher Education.

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