New Pro Vice Chancellor to join Swansea University

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Swansea University will be welcoming Professor Martin D. Stringer in May 2015 to take up the post of Pro Vice Chancellor. Professor Stringer will be the Senior Management Team lead for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and he will be taking responsibility for a number of other strategic initiatives including in the area of teaching and learning.

Professor Stringer joins us from the University of Birmingham, where he is the Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor with responsibility for staffing and planning. He brings a wealth of leadership experience in areas including teaching and learning, community engagement, and staff planning and development.
Formerly the Head of the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham, where he laid the foundation for a significant uplift in grant capture, his academic areas of interest lie in the anthropology of contemporary religion; liturgy; and the boundaries between anthropology, African art and tourism.
Professor Richard B. Davies, Vice Chancellor of Swansea University, said:

"We look forward to Professor Stringer joining the Senior Management Team, to build on the tremendous REF 2014 results achieved in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Swansea, and to help drive the exciting plans for the enhancement of the Singleton Campus."
Professor Martin Stringer said:

"This is clearly a very exciting time for Swansea University following the REF results and the opportunities offered by the campus developments. I am greatly looking forward to working with colleagues across the University to meet the challenges ahead."

Aerial viewThe results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 showed that Swansea University has achieved its ambition to be a top 30 research University.  It has soared up the league table to 26th in the UK from 52nd in 2008. This is the largest jump up the rankings of any research-intensive University in the UK.

Swansea University is also experiencing a phased programme of expansion and renewal. A new Bay Campus is due to open in September 2015, and the Singleton Park Campus is being transformed through modernisation and new buildings.

As a dual-campus university on a beach and in a park, Swansea University will be a unique place to study and work.