Vice-Chancellor confirms retirement date

Our President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett has confirmed that he will retire at the end of September on his 65th birthday.

Professor Sir Keith BurnettSir Keith said: “I am honoured to have served as Vice-Chancellor of this University for the past 11 years and am truly proud of the achievements of my colleagues, our students and alumni during this period. Our University has a national and international reputation as a place of scholarship which is committed to public benefit, both locally and globally.

"Despite the many changes and challenges of the past decade, and more to come, this commitment to education and understanding which serves others has remained our focus – as it was for those who founded the University over a century ago. I am confident that these values will remain at the heart of our institution and I wish all the very best to my successor and the talented people from across the world who will research, teach and study at this wonderful place of learning in the years to come."

The process of appointing a new President and Vice-Chancellor is currently underway and is expected to be agreed by the University Council in July.

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