Canterbury Christ Church University appoints Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Canterbury Christ Church University has announced Professor Becky Huxley-Binns as its next Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost. She will join the University on 23rd September.

Professor Huxley-Binns is a senior academic and legal education specialist with 28 years’ experience in Higher Education, including 11 years as a senior leader. She has as a strong interest in delivering student success and the student experience, and well-managed partnership provision.

She joins from her current role at the University of Hull where she is Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education and Head of CEG (Cambridge Education Group (Digital)) Partnerships. Here she has held a pivotal role in the establishment of the University’s London Study Centre, expanding its reach to the largest student market in the world. She was also the institutional lead for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023 where the University of Hull was awarded Gold.

Professor Huxley-Binns will work closely with the Vice-Chancellor across all aspects of the University including delivering the strategic framework Vision 2030, delivery of the academic strategy in alignment with the work of our professional services areas; and leading and coordinating key University-wide strategic and transformational projects.

Canterbury Christ Church University’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Rama Thirunamachandran OBE DL, said: “I am delighted to welcome Professor Huxley-Binns to our University community. Becky brings more than 28 years’ experience in a broad range of senior leadership roles within a University setting. Her expertise will be integral in delivering our Vision 2030 strategy and leading the delivery of the academic strategy of the University and other University-wide projects that aim to continue to provide our students and staff with the best educational experiences.”

Professor Huxley-Binns commented: “I look forward to joining Canterbury Christ Church University and working in partnership with the Vice-Chancellor, staff, and students. The University has a proud tradition of offering an outstanding experience to students and especially promoting access and inclusivity to all. It has many opportunities to offer and through the work we undertake we will continue to support generations of students to achieve their ambition, gain successful careers and develop key skills that support regional and national economic growth.”

A Principal Fellow (PFHEA) and National Teaching Fellow (NTF) of the Higher Education Academy, Professor Huxley-Binns holds, and has held, a number of senior level roles and memberships across professional and industry bodies, including currently being Chair of the Advance HE Teaching Excellence Awards Advisory Panel and a member of the Advanced HE Teaching and Learning Strategy Advisory Group. She is also very experienced in both teaching and as a senior examiner across all levels of legal education, including external examiner to University Law Schools.

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