The European Partners day will take place on 6 December in Martell House (1st floor) and will allow both Cranfield University and their European partners to explore how to strengthen our long-term collaborations, develop closer research partnerships, academic exchange and ongoing student support. 

Our partners will also visit some of our unique, industrial-scale facilities and meet some of their students who joined Cranfield in 2019.

Event programme

09:30 - 10:00 Martell House registration - Tea and Coffee
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome and Introduction - Professor Simon Pollard
10:05 - 10:30 European Partners and Cranfield strategy - Dr Angel Medina Vaya
10:30 - 10:45 An Introduction to the School of Water, Energy and Environment and to Cranfield Defence and Security - Professor Simon Pollard
10:45 - 11:00  An Introduction to the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing - Dr Karl Jenkins
11:00 - 11:15 An Introduction to the School of Management - Professor David Oglethorpe
11:15 - 11:45 The Double Degree Programme: Cranfield University perspective - Professor Pericles Pilidis 
11:45 - 12:00 How Cranfield Careers Service supports the double degree students - Penny Pickering
12:00 - 13:30 Networking Lunch with European Partners and students
13:30 - 15:00 Tour of Cranfield University Campus and Facilities 
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Tea and Coffee 
15:30 - 16:00 Cranfield University and the impact of Brexit - Dr Christine Thompson
16:00 - 16:15 European students at Cranfield University - Karine Couly
16:15 - 16:30 Close

Location and travel details


You will spend the day at Cranfield University and we will arrange and pay for one delegate’s overnight stay per institution at Chicheley Hall. This will include breakfast the next morning.

Chicheley Hall Hotel
Chicheley Road
Milton Keynes
MK16 9JJ

Further representatives are welcome should they wish to attend for a nominal charge of £150 to cover accommodation and hospitality. Please contact us to book additional accommodation.

Welcome dinner

Cranfield University will arrange and pay for a welcome dinner on 5 December at Chicheley Hall. 

Travelling expenses

All travelling expenses should be claimed back from your own institution.

Who should attend

All European partners.


This event is free to attend and we will pay for one night accommodation and the welcome dinner at Chicheley Hall. There is a £150 cost per additional delegate.