Portrait of Ms Catherine Butler

Ms Catherine Butler

Communications and Engagement Manager


As Communications and Engagement Manager for the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (one of the University's most entrepreneurial and innovative Schools), I am responsible for managing and implementing a PR, marketing and communications strategy for the School, ensuring coherent and effective communications to key stakeholders. 

I promote the School's teaching, research, industry and enterprise capabilities and promote national, regional and institutional initiatives. I also develop and support the delivery of a distinctive student experience and encourage student engagement initiatives and events including public lectures, graduate receptions and industrial forums. 

I nurture new business development and enterprise opportunities, as well as support all forms of industrial collaboration including strengthening links with our international alumni community.  I promote outreach and widening participation activities. 

I head up the External Services Team in EDA which also includes the recruitment and admissions process for all students, right through to the arrangements for Welcome Week each year, and I line manage the School’s Recruitment Assistant (Tara Sutton) and Employability Officer (Famy Rashid). 

I possess over 20 years’ experience of working as a higher education professional, in administration and management, having previously been employed at City University Business School in London. I know all about University life and fondly recall my time here at the University of Kent when I studied English and American Literature back in the 1980’s! 

I belong to the following School Committees: School Management GroupWeb Committee, Enterprise Committee, Recruitment Committee and I Co-Chair the EDI Committee. 

I participate in the following forums and SIGs: Recruitment & Marketing Forum, Employability Forum, Alumni Development Forum, Faculty of Sciences Student Engagement and Feedback SIG, and the Faculty of Sciences Business Development Forum.

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