MCI hire new Engagement and External Relations Officer

Lorelei Baciu

The MCI have appointed Lorelei Baciu, a Politics and Sociology graduate from the University of Manchester, with a wide expertise in the public relations and marketing sectors as their new Engagement and External Relations Officer.

Lorelei worked as as intern with the Manchester China Institute in February 2022, where she had the opportunity to coordinate the Manchester-China Friendship Programme (MCFP), an integration scheme that brings together Manchester-based ‘host’ students and newly-arrived Chinese students, with the aim of fostering intercultural friendships. 

In her new role at the MCI, Lorelei will assist with the organisation and delivery of weekly seminars and research talks as well as continuing to coordinate on the MCFP and other social outreach programmes. Lorelei will also focus on expanding MCI’s online presence by further developing its social media accounts and YouTube channel.

What I love the most about this role is that it enables me to combine my diverse interests, from academic research and public speaking to graphic design and photography. I am beyond grateful to have found such an incredible community of colleagues united by the same ethos – that of championing mutual understanding in UK-China relations through socially responsible research that tackles systemic inequalities. I cannot wait to discover more about these topics by working alongside my colleagues at the MCI.

Lorelei Baciu, new Engagement and External Relations Officer