United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom (UK) is a major contributor to COL’s budget and an important source of leadership and expertise. As a major donor, the UK has a seat on COL’s Board of Governors.

Partners


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

In the UK, COL’s partners include:

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • The Open University
  • University of London

COL is also working with two London-based IGOs: the Commonwealth Foundation and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Key Contacts


COL Board of Governors

Dr Joanna Newman
Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities

Notable Mention

Dame Jocelyn Barrow, member of COL’s Founding Board of Governors

Mr Desmond Bermingham,
former member of COL Board of Governors

Dr Chris Berry, former member of COL Board of Governors

Dr Felicity Binns, COL Honorary Fellow

Ms Jo Bourne, former member of COL Board of Governors

The late Right Honourable Lord (Asa) Briggs of Lewes, COL Honorary Fellow and founding Chair of COL Board of Governors

The late Dr Anastasios Christodoulou, member of COL’s Founding Board of Governors

The late Lord (Michael) Young of Dartington, COL Honorary Fellow

Dr Marshall Elliott, former member of COL Board of Governors

Ms Louise Ellis, former member of COL Board of Governors

Ms Anne Gaskell, COL Honorary Fellow

Professor Brenda M. Gourley, COL Honorary Fellow

Dr Myra Harrison, COL Honorary Fellow and former member of COL Board of Governors

Mr Steven Hillier, former member of COL Board of Governors

Dr Roger O. Iredale, member of COL’s Founding Board of Governors

Ms Janet Jenkins, COL Honorary Fellow

Dr David Levesque, former member of COL Board of Governors

Professor Stephen Matlin, former member of COL Board of Governors

The late Dr Roger Mills, COL Honorary Fellow

Dr Roslyn Morpeth, COL Honorary Fellow

Mr Philip Parham, former member of COL Board of Governors

Dr Hilary Perraton, COL Honorary Fellow

Lord David Terence Puttnam, former member of COL Board of Governors

The late Professor Donald F. Swift, COL Honorary Fellow

Professor John Tarrant, COL Honorary Fellow

The late Mr Rod Tyrer, former Honorary COL Adviser

The late Right Honourable Lord (Walter L.M.) Perry of Walton, COL Honorary Fellow

Professor Martin Weller, COL Chair (Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University)

Mr Rob Whitby, former member of COL Board of Governors

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