Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

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Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

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Julie Mennell has been announced as the next vice-chancellor of the University of Cumbria. Professor Mennell, currently deputy vice-chancellor (development) at the University of Sunderland, will be the first woman to hold the position. Professor Mennell said that although the university was not yet 10 years old, "many of its component parts have, for many years, played a significant role in the cultural and economic life of the region". She added: "The challenge...is to continue to build on this legacy, creating a vibrant institution of high academic merit that provides opportunities for all those who have the potential to benefit from the experience of higher education, with reach and impact across Cumbria, Lancashire and beyond." Professor Mennell takes up her position on 1 August.

Simone Buitendijk has been appointed vice-provost for education at Imperial College London. Professor Buitendijk, who will take up her position in August, joins Imperial from Leiden University. She will lead Imperial's vision for education and student experience. Professor Buitendijk is currently vice-rector magnificus at Leiden with responsibility for education and student affairs. …

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