Univer­sity names its new deputy

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

BIRM­ING­HAM City Univer­sity has ap­pointed a new deputy vice-chan­cel­lor.

Clare Mackie will join the in­sti­tute in Jan­uary from the Univer­sity of Sus­sex where she has been pro vice-chan­cel­lor (teach­ing and learn­ing) since 2010.

In her cur­rent role, Ms Mackie led a ma­jor cur­ricu­lum re­view with a fo­cus on grad­u­ate em­ploy­a­bil­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al­i­sa­tion and in­clu­siv­ity.

Prior to Sus­sex, she was pro vice-chan­cel­lor at the Univer­sity of Kent.

Her area of aca­demic ex­per­tise is phar­macy and she orig­i­nally moved to Kent to es­tab­lish a joint school of phar­macy across the uni­ver­si­ties of Kent and Green­wich.

She has also ad­vised a num­ber of gov­ern­ment bod­ies in Eng­land and Scot­land and the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion on phar­macy mat­ters.

BCU’s vice-chan­cel­lor Philip Plow­den said: “I am de­lighted to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Pro­fes­sor Mackie.

“She has an im­pres­sive track record as a strate­gic leader and I know that she will make an ex­cel­lent ad­di­tion to the team at Birm­ing­ham City Univer­sity.

“Stu­dents must be our num­ber one pri­or­ity in all that we do and learn­ing and teach­ing sits at the heart of this.

“Pro­fes­sor Mackie’s ex­pe­ri­ence in achiev­ing aca­demic ex­cel­lence will be vi­tal as we take this am­bi­tious and trans­for­ma­tive univer­sity to the next level.”

Ms Mackie added: “Birm­ing­ham City Univer­sity has a unique po­si­tion at the heart of a young, dy­namic and grow­ing city.

“I am pas­sion­ately com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing a trans­for­ma­tive higher ed­u­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence that changes the fu­ture prospects of our grad­u­ates and their fam­i­lies.

“I am at­tracted to work­ing with Philip and his lead­er­ship team be­cause we share com­mon val­ues and feel that Birm­ing­ham City Univer­sity is well placed to re­spond to the cur­rent and fu­ture chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties fac­ing higher ed­u­ca­tion both na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

“I look for­ward to work­ing with aca­demic and pro­fes­sional ser­vices col­leagues and our stu­dents to con­tinue the pur­suit of ex­cel­lence in learn­ing and teach­ing.”

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