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Co-Chairs of the Advisory Committee have updated staff and students

Pippa Rogerson and Anthony Freeling, Co-Chairs of the Advisory Committee for the Search for the next Vice-Chancellor, have provided the following update to staff and students at the University:

"On behalf of the Advisory Committee for the Search for the next Vice-Chancellor, we would like to update you about the search, and we would especially like to thank all of the students and staff who participated in the open consultation that took place in late January and early February about the strategic priorities for, and attributes of, the next Vice-Chancellor.  

The open consultation comprised three well-attended Zoom meetings and an online survey that elicited more than 5,000 responses. The findings have been tremendously insightful and have helped guide our thinking about the nature of the challenges and opportunities facing the next Vice-Chancellor, as well as the range of personal attributes we should be seeking in candidates. The deep insights provided about the nature of leadership at Cambridge and the aspirations of members of the University will continue to inform the search process as it progresses. 

This feedback has of course also helped to shape the further particulars for the role. The particulars and the advertisement, together with more detail about the findings of the consultations, are now available via the Reporter, 6652, 2021-22. p352.

Lastly, but importantly, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to submit nominations of those whom you think might be good candidates. The Committee will be considering all interested individuals, from inside and outside the University, and nationally and internationally, so if you know of anyone you think we should consider, then please do let us know. You can do this by contacting our search partner, Perrett Laver, in strictest confidence at Interested candidates can find more information on this website.

We will continue to provide updates in the coming weeks." 


24 March 2022