Ruth Arnold has worked in U.K. higher education for over 20 years. As Director of Public Affairs at The University of Sheffield she led the development of the award-winning #WeAreInternational campaign supported by students and all U.K. universities, sector bodies and business organisations such as the Confederation for British Business, the Institute of Directors and Chamber of Commerce. Ruth also supported the establishment of the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Students, lobbied for the reintroduction of post-study work and has given evidence in Parliament on the positive impact of international students on regional health and economies.
In 2019 Ruth became a full-time consultant in the education and charity sectors working as a Senior Advisor to Study Group as well as with universities, research organisations and charities linked to education. Ruth holds a Masters in Literature and has a long-standing love of Indian writing. It is her ambition to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival.