Rachel Sandison Appointed Chair of U21 Student Experience

Universitas 21 is delighted to announce that Rachel Sandison Deputy Vice Chancellor - External Engagement and Vice Principal - External Relations, University of Glasgow, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Student Experience Cluster. This group comprises the Student Experience Steering Group, Mobility Group and Employability Group and senior representatives in the area of Student Experience from the network’s 28 member universities.

 As a member of the University of Glasgow's senior management team, Rachel's responsibilities include strategic leadership for domestic and international student recruitment; marketing, brand and reputation; undergraduate and postgraduate admissions; international affairs and partnership development; fundraising & alumni relations; and widening participation. She is also the University’s Refugee & Asylum Seeker Champion.

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"It is a privilege to lead the development of the Student Experience cluster at this pivotal moment for the network, as we embrace the opportunities presented by the external landscape and contribute to the delivery of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Co-creating exciting, new initiatives that benefit our diverse student communities will be a key priority, and I look forward to engaging with colleagues across the network to build on the successes of the cluster as we progress bold and ambitious plans for the future of Universitas 21. " Rachel Sandison

U21 would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing chair, Prof Joanne Wright, University of Queensland, for her excellent leadership of the Student Experience Cluster over the past four years.

Amber Bartlett