A leader in the UK for student satisfaction, The University of Exeter is highest ranked amongst the 24 members of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive institutions in the National Student Survey based on Overall Satisfaction and 2nd with respect to the average across all question category scores.
Prior to taking on the Deputy Vice-Chancellor role, Tim was the Academic Dean for Students having been the Associate Dean for Education for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. As the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, Tim is responsible for delivering the University’s Education Strategy (2014-2020) with oversight of its implementation and monitoring providing regular reports to Senate and Council (through Dual Assurance). Other key aspects of Tim’s portfolio include widening participation, admissions and student recruitment and employability. Tim maintains a close partnership with the Students’ Guild and FXU to look at the quality and enhancement of the student experience). Finally Tim works closely with the Interim Academic Dean for Students and the six College Associate Deans for Education to ensure that the University maintains its excellent academic quality and standards and seeks to innovate the educational experience of all Exeter students.
Tim undertakes research in Earth Surface Science in the Department of Geography where he took up a lectureship in 1993 and was the Head of the Department from 2004-2008. He is a member of University Senior Management Group, Senate and currently chairs the University Education Executive.