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Becky Smith

Becky Smith Advance HE
Job Title:
Assistant Director – International, Advance HE

Becky’s role is to assist governments, national agencies, higher education institutions and individuals on a global basis to enhance performance and achieve their goals to develop higher education (HE) provision. She does this by helping organisations to define their developmental needs and identifying strategic solutions to support them in achieving their goals.

Prior to joining Advance HE in 2017, Becky spent twenty years in academic and professional service roles within universities on three continents. As well as teaching, managing and acting as external examiner for academic programmes in the UK, China and the Netherlands, she established and launched a learning centre and TNE programme for the University of Leeds. Most recently, Becky spent over seven years in Canada where her work in a senior management role focused on business development, partner relations management, international student recruitment and student services at the University of Toronto. Becky is a Member of the International Advisory Committee at China’s prestigious Peking University. She is also Lead Technical Advisor on HE Leadership and Teaching Quality for the UK Government’s ‘Skills for Prosperity’ Programme. She has an MA in Language Teaching, has published research in relation to the use of MOOCs in continuing education and won an award for her work developing an outreach programme to encourage minority students to enter medical degree programmes.