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The Role of the Vice-Chancellor

Leading Warwick means guiding one of the institutions that leads the world. An institution that nurtures its students towards achieving great things.

That’s the main responsibility of Stuart Croft, Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor and President. With the efforts of more than 5,500 employees, and the close support of his University Executive Office, Stuart provides the strategic direction for maintaining our reputation in teaching and research excellence.

More than 27,000 students, from across the globe, join University staff in forming the Warwick community. Collectively, this community generates £0.5bn turnover annually and was recently estimated in our Regional Impact Study, published in 2013, to have benefitted the local economy by an equally impressive total. Such figures make Warwick an influential partner for regional, national, and international development and sustainability. As Vice-Chancellor, Stuart is tasked with fostering those existing partnerships and forging new ones – within industry and within government, and at home and overseas.

In developing those relationships, Stuart will engage with an extensive selection of local, regional and national audiences. He’ll speak publicly on a range of issues, and listen to the thoughts and concerns of individuals and industries. He’ll reach out to communities both here and abroad, raising awareness of our University’s impact and international credentials.

Stuart’s role also involves crucial regulatory responsibilities. He’s our ‘designated officer’ which means he must ensure we comply with Funding Council requirements. He’s also a member of all the University’s decision-making committees, and chairs the Senate which is Warwick’s principal academic body.

Excellence with purpose: Introducing our new strategy to 2030

Excellence with purpose: our new strategy, shapes how we plan for Warwick’s future. By 2030, Warwick will be one of the world's exceptional universities, helping to transform our region, country and world for the collective good.

Notwithstanding our excellent progress, we cannot be satisfied by standing still and the new strategy details the shared ambition so many of us have to be even more successful in the future than we are today - as one of the world’s exceptional universities, focusing on supporting our talented staff and students, giving them the freedom and best environments in which to flourish, helping to transform our region, country and world for the collective good.

You can download a copy of the strategy on our website.

Contact Stuart

Vice-Chancellor's Executive Officer: Gemma Wild
Tel: 024 765 74951