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Deputy Vice Chancellor & Head of:
Attend to learn:
- Strategically plan a personalised student experience
- Design tools to measure impact
- Link student requirements to the learning environment
- Embed a customer centric culture
Professor Bob Allison has been Vice-Chancellor and President of Loughborough University since 2012. The Vice-Chancellor is the principal academic and administrative officer of the University. He leads an institution of over 20,000 people and a £300 million turnover on two campuses: Loughborough University in the East Midlands and Loughborough University London on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Previously he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Sussex University. Earlier in his career Bob held a chair in Geography at Durham University, where he was also a Head of Department and Dean.
Professor Allison has contributed to a number of organisations including the Natural Environment Research Council, Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and Universities UK. Bob is currently President of UNITECH International, a network of leading European universities and multinational companies with a particular focus on technology & engineering. He is also on the Board of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership. Professor Allison has been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society since 1990, serving on many committees and being elected Honorary Secretary from 1997 to 2000. He has also been Chair of the British Society for Geomorphology.
Bob has published extensively on slopes and slope processes and other aspects of geomorphology. He is the recipient of a number of honours and awards for his research and teaching including the Cuthbert Peek Award from the Royal Geographical Society, Charles Lyell Award from the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Jan De Ploey Prize from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Locally Bob is Vice-President of Leicestershire Scouts, President of Charnwood Athletics and an Honorary Canon Professor of Leicester Cathedral.
Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre
QTAC’s role is to provide and operate a centralised tertiary application system for prospective university and TAFE applicants for admission to the majority of undergraduate courses offered by the publicly funded universities in Queensland, some courses at universities in Northern New South Wales and TAFE Queensland.
John has been CEO of QTAC since 2011. He was previously Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Finance, Information Technology, Strategy and Commercial) for Massey University. He has held several CFO roles during his career.
John holds a PhD from Monash University, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2016 achieved 25 years of membership as a Chartered Accountant.
Linda Crane, Ph.D, is the Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University . She has more than 15 years experience in learning and teaching and curriculum development in general science and health professional disciplines. She has been involved in developing and revising courses across a range of disciplines (including biomedical sciences, medicine, physiotherapy, nutrition, sport and exercise science and occupational therapy), developing academic staff support initiatives and research in biomedical science and learning and teaching. Since 2013, Linda has led two multi-institution projects funded by the Australian Government Department of Education – strategic priority projects on graduate employability and postgraduate student experience.
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What People Are Saying
“This conference provided a unique insight into the key
challenges facing Australian Universities. With presenters
taking attendees through their successes along with the
challenges and the reality of what didn’t work. Everyone took
something away from this”Angeline Medland, Coordinator - USC Gympie, University of the Sunshine Coast, Enhancing Student Experience, 2016 Conference
Date: 18 May 2016 By: Patricia Rocha and Pippa MorrisThe VET sector in Australia will probably spend some time reeling from the consequences of the VET FEE-HELP issues and as a nation we will be bearing the cost for years to come. In a recent report by the Parliamentary Budget Office, it is predicted that VET FEE-HELP will account for more than a third …
Date: 5 Apr 2016 By: Liz SmithAustralian universities are experiencing unprecedented growth in distance education. By the end of 2013, more than 200,000 students were studying in external mode, representing more than 14% of higher education enrolments. Given the large numbers of students choosing to study via distance, or online, what are – or should – universities be doing differently to …
Date: 24 Mar 2016 By: Barbara MillerThere is a long standing disagreement between some staff within our University as to whether students should be considered customers. Technically they pay for a product (course/program) and have certain expectations regarding delivery/performance of that product including the “after sales service”. At the same time, they aren’t guaranteed a result for that product unless they …
Date: 14 Feb 2016 By: Criterion Content TeamDuring my time as a student, my university was undergoing a time of significant change and innovation. Whilst in the long term these changes were intended to improve the efficiency of the university and create a better experience for students, my peers and I were only capable of noticing a significant lack of staplers. …