Each member university nominates one senior member of staff as a U21 Senior Leader, to take an active liaison role with the U21 network and the network administration. The U21 Senior Leader, with support in their own university, acts a channel of communication, ensuring that relevant colleagues in their own university are informed about opportunities for students and staff arising from membership of U21.
Typically, the Senior Leader holds a very senior post in their university with sufficient seniority to speak and make decisions on behalf of their own university and sufficient awareness of the international higher education policy and strategy to be able to contribute to the network’s debates and decision making. The Provost works closely with Senior Leaders and particularly with the Chair of the Senior Leaders' Network. The Senior Leaders meet twice a year in face-to-face meetings.
Chair of the Senior Leaders' Group
Dr Peter Lievens
The U21 Senior Leaders' Meeting currently takes place twice a year, once in October and during the AGM week every April. This is open to all U21 Senior Leaders from member institutions, or university delegates participating on behalf of their Senior Leader.18-20 October 2023
The U21 Global Education meeting will be the first opportunity to bring together colleagues from the U21 Student Experience and Educational Innovation clusters with U21 Senior Leaders. This will be the first event of a pilot series of face-to-face meetings to further strengthen connections between U21 Senior Leaders and cluster groups.23-25 October 2024
The 2024 U21 Annual Network Meeting and Presidential Symposium will take place on 24-26 April 2024 at the University of Hong Kong.24 - 26 April 2024