Senior Leaders' Group

Senior Leaders - University of Auckland
Senior Leaders Pictured in 2019 at the University of Auckland

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

Professor Peter Mascher

Key Contact


  • Students with new RISE logo

    RISE (Real Impact on Society and Environment) is U21’s international showcase of student achievement in sustainability and social innovation. The initiative is designed to accelerate the scale and impact of student-led projects by connecting them with a network of experts in academia and industry.

    The showcase exhibits all student projects in the RISE 2021/22 final that are seeking support from across the U21 network.

    April & May 2022
  • Icon with people

    U21 Open Houses are designed to allow you the space to meet your U21 colleagues in a more relaxed online setting, to share experiences, challenges and solutions.  This meeting is designed for our Senior Leaders'. We will again run two sessions, and colleagues who are eligible to attend the meetings will have received calendar invites for both – please let us know by email which session you will attend.

    Session 1: 8:00am - 9:00am (GMT)

    Session 2: 8.00pm - 9.00pm (GMT)

    15/16 February 2022

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