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All Change: Appointing a New Vice-Chancellor

Andrew Dodman, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Sheffield, reflects on the challenging process of recruiting and appointing a new Vice-Chancellor.


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The Importance of Benefits Realisation

Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter, on how to develop an effective benefits realisation plan.


Discussion, Debate and Dissent

Gary Attle, Partner and Head of Education & Governance at Mills & Reeve LLP, on the importance of free speech and robust debate.


The Office for Students and Governance

Jenny Jenkin is Registrar at the University of Bedfordshire. Here she reflects on the critical governance challenges posed by the new regulatory framework.


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Moving Towards Board Diversity

Charlotte Valeur, the Founder and Chair of Board Apprentice, is a leading authority on board governance. Here she explains an innovative new project to increase board diversity.


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VCs’ Salaries – Go Compare and Justify

John Rushforth, Executive Secretary of the Committee of University Chairs (CUC), gives his personal views on the debate around Vice-Chancellors’ pay and benefits and discusses the justification of salaries of HE senior leaders. What follows does not represent any of the views or policies of the CUC.


Time Please! On the Tenure of Registrars

Inspired by the latest research by HEPI on the tenure of Vice-Chancellors, Dr Paul Greatrix of The University of Nottingham, conducts his own study into the tenure of his own role of Registrar. With 53 participants from the sector, he uncovers the results of the average tenure and those who have been in office for over ten years, discussing what it means for the future of the role.


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Students At The Heart Of… Rem Com?!

Liz Bromley, Deputy Vice Chancellor at University of Central Lancashire, and former Registrar and Secretary at Goldsmiths, University of London, considers the role that students play in university governance, particularly with regards to staff pay and benefits.