Vice-Chancellor's Office

Updates and events both on and off campus

Latest posts

  • Message from the Vice-Chancellor: June 2016

    We are operating at a time when the external HE policy environment is on the cusp of significant change. The HE White Paper, published on 16 May, proposes an Office for Students to replace HEFCE and incorporate OFFA as well...

  • VC visits Student Services

    To get the latest VC visit underway Anthony Payne, Head of Student Services, and his management team met Dame Glynis for a ‘big picture’ look at the advice and support they offer our students, from help with visas to counselling....

  • Please join our team of Open Day helpers

    Dear colleagues, We are, this year, holding two consecutive Open Days in June, on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th. These events are ever more critical to our success at recruiting undergraduate students and all who are involved are working hard...

  • Let's Talk recording now available online

    Thank you to everyone who took part in our Let’s Talk meeting yesterday. The Arts Lecture Theatre was full to capacity and 290 people tuned in to watch the event online. If you were unable to join us, you can...

  • Preview: VC's Report to Senate - 13 April 2016

    1. University Strategy Development of a new public Research Strategy and a new Learning & Teaching Strategy is continuing as part of the updating of the University Strategy. Consultation is ongoing with key stakeholders across the University. 2. International Engagements...

  • Planning for changes to our doctoral provision

    Professor Jonathan Knight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) has posted about plans for a Doctoral College and the links with the aims of our new University Strategy.

  • Driving the UK’s automotive excellence

    Myself and colleagues from the University recently met Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, where we presented the latest developments in the University’s plans to build a new automotive research centre at the Bristol & Bath...

  • VC visit to Marketing & Communications

    Having reported on the Vice-Chancellor's 30 previous departmental visits, as the team who organise the schedule, it was now our turn. We ran through a familiar range of emotions. Initial nervousness at the glare of the spotlight evaporated as we...

  • VC sees Careers Service in action

    The Vice-Chancellor and Tracey Wells, Head of the Careers Service, started off the VC’s latest visit with a look at the Service in action. The Sprint programme, which builds students’ confidence and helps them achieve their professional ambitions, had attracted...

  • Visit by the Chilean Ambassador

    On Monday 8 February we welcomed the Ambassador of Chile in the UK to campus. The Ambassador visited us to learn more about our current collaborations with Chile and to establish how the Embassy and the University work together in...