Rob Sykes

Academic Services

Executive Director of Academic Services

Rob Sykes, Executive Director of Academic Services

Rob was appointed as Director of Academic Services in May 2017, providing overall leadership and coordination of a number of key professional services. Immediately prior to this appointment, he had been the Director of Operations in the Faculty of Social Sciences since August 2008. He is a member of numerous University bodies and committees including Senate, Council, Estates Committee and the Strategic Group on Student Numbers and Fees.

His previous roles include working in postgraduate student admissions, progression and examination, scholarships, research support and research management, during which time he held external secondments to the HEFCE and to the UK research councils, in addition to being an elected non executive Director of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA).

Rob has a BA in Social History from Sheffield and has undertaken several CPD and executive education programmes, most recently a strategic leadership programme at Said Business School, University of Oxford.