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1 Professor Craig Mahoney Deputy Vice-Chancellor 5 th November 2008

2 Leadership comes in many forms – only some are good

3 Global warmingClimate changeEconomic meltdownWar and terrorismPopulation expansionDiseasePoverty

4 Curriculum inertia Developing global curriculum May not always relevant Not always desirable UK curriculum sometimes sought Staff experienceLocal pressures

5 Transnational education & credit framework - ECTS Mobility of students & qualifications Lifelong Learning Quality Framework Transcript & Diploma Supplement

6  32,000 students  3,500 non EU students  5,300 taught overseas  6,000 postgraduates  63 rd Sunday Times  Entry tariff = 270  Clearing = 3%  Turnover £200 million  47 PSRBs  A GREAT University

7  Key outputs  84% satisfied up 7%  90% would recommend us to a friend  Top ratings for IT and Library  Accounting top in country  Psychology equal top in country  Improved but more capacity yet ▪ Assessment & Feedback ▪ Organisation and Management  Where to next? 7

8 We lose students by two main routes; Early withdrawalStage failure Evidence shows; Early withdrawal is more likely in students entering at Clearing, Adult Returners or International – 4.9% maximum Stage failure is more likely in students entering at Clearing or International – 14.4% maximum 8 Semester 1, Stage 1 represents 61% of all withdrawals Semester 1, Stage 1 represents 53% of all fails

9 9 Class2005/62006/72007/ / / Total

10 World Class Provision – Design School ranked in the top 20 in the World

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12  The courage to stay strong  Self-confidence  An ability to learn from errors  A willingness to change  Emotional intelligence  Self control  A popular touch  A moral compass  A capacity to relax  A gift for inspiring others

13 13 Student Centred Teaching Assessment Learning New - VC, Academic Calendar, Funding Regime, Economic Climate

14  Lincoln Memorial  August 28 th, 1963  Lincoln Memorial  Washington DC  Granite inscription

15 15  Michael Jordan summarised his life when he said; “I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

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