W100 Academy

High level training for Communications, Marketing, and International staff in global universities

W100 Academy

The World 100 Reputation Academy is an annual intensive practical reputation training programme. It was launched in September 2016 and has since seen success with a second and third event in May 2017 and 2018, respectively. We will be running our fourth Academy in May 2019.

Aimed at professional communications, marketing, and international staff in international World 100 universities, with pre-director or first-director level experience, W100 Reputation Academies build practical and strategic skills that can be applied to support reputation, strengthen recruitment and deepen brand distinction.

Academy trainers

Trainers with in-depth expertise from leading communications, marketing, and international at World 100 global research universities lead each session.

The World 100 Academy Training Panel includes:

  • Alan Ferns, Associate Vice-President for External Relations and Reputation, The University of Manchester
  • Tania, Rhodes-Taylor former Director of Communications and Marketing at Queen Mary University of London, now Vice Principal, External Relations, The University of Sydney
  • Tracy Chalk, former Director of Marketing at UWE, now Chief Marketing Officer, University of Newcastle
  • Ulla Gjørling, former International Director at Aarhus University, now Head of Rector’s Office at Aalborg University
  • Eilis O'Brien, Director of Communications and Marketing, UCD
  • Adrian Thomas, Director of Communications, LSE
  • Mark Sudbury, former Director of Communications and Marketing at UCL, now Head of Global Network Development, The World 100 reputation Network
  • Hilary Layton, Director of Internationalisation, University of York
  • Louise Simpson, Director, The World 100 Reputation Network
  • Jasper Steen Winkel, Director of Communications, University of Copenhagen
  • Lara McKay, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, The University of Melbourne
  • Cor Jansen, Director of Regional Co-operation and Strategic Alliances, Utrecht University

Read more about W100 Academy trainers here.

2019 Academy

The fourth W100 Reputation Academy will take place from 20-24 May 2019 in Cambridge. Full details here.