Higher Education Events Consultant

Hi, I’m Emma Darwin, an independent higher education events consultant. Using a decade of international experience, I work with organisations to maximise the strategic value of events and inspire lasting collaborations.

As the former Content Director at Times Higher Education and Head of Educational Programmes at CASE Europe, I’ve been lucky enough to build a network of inspiring leaders within universities, start- ups and industry all around the world. I’m inspired by their united drive to advance education not just for students, but also the research communities that make the world a better place.

These relationships and experiences have been a key driver in my decision to go solo. I transform events into a catalyst for growth, by pulling together higher education experts in alumni relations, fundraising, recruitment and marketing communications. 

Why Higher Education Events?

Events inspire collaboration, build communities and transfer knowledge across borders. Especially online events that put the world within our reach.


Events drive change, bringing together networks and businesses from across the higher education sector.


Events give universities and their communities a platform to drive education and research forward.


Quality events drive organisations forward, making their strategic objectives become a reality.


Events bring together alumni relations, fundraising, recruitment, and marketing and communications.

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Whether you need strategic direction, help with your planning, or someone to manage your event, I’d love to help you to deliver.

“Emma helped us deliver our inaugural digital conference in just six weeks. She helped us to mobilise quickly and professionally with strategic guidance and practical support.”

Rune Kvist | COO

“At every point, we felt that Emma had the same enthusiasm for the success of the event as we did.”

Debbie McVitty | Editor