Published: 4 March 2016

Vice-Chancellor nominated for Guardian ‘Inspiring Leader Award’ 2016

Janet Beer

The Vice-Chancellor has been nominated for the Inspiring Leader Award for the Guardian University Awards 2016.

Five candidates have been shortlisted by the Guardian’s expert judging panel, with the winner chosen by public vote.

The judges noted:  “Beer is an inspirational figure in the higher education sector, recognised for her engaging style, commitment to the student experience, and her campaigning for equality and inclusion.

“She campaigns for equality and diversity within the sector and calls for ‘aspirational’ targets for equality in senior positions.”

The Vice-Chancellor was both pleased and honoured to be nominated for the award.

The full shortlist of nominees for Inspiring Leader 2016 are:

  • Professor Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Sir Keith Burnett CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield
  • Mary Curnock Cook OBE, Chief Executive, Ucas
  • Professor Ian Dunn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, Coventry University
  • Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford

Vote online

For full profiles of Inspiring Leader Award nominees and to vote online, pleasevisit: http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/feb/24/vote-for-higher-educations-most-inspiring-leader

Full listings nominees and awards are available on the Guardian University Awards website.

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