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About the University of Brighton

Senior management team

Professor Julian Crampton

Professor Julian Crampton


Vice-Chancellor

Overall responsibility for leadership and management of the university, within the policies laid down by the Board of Governors, of which he is an ex-officio member. Chair of the Academic Board, and line manager for the Deputy and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, the Director of Finance and the Registrar and Secretary.

Enquiries: Helen Walker h.walker@brighton.ac.uk 01273 642001

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Professor Stuart Laing

Stuart Laing


Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Lead responsibility for academic standards, quality assurance, home/EU student recruitment, FE college partnerships and development of the Hastings campus of the University of Brighton. Chair of the Academic Standards Committee. Line manager for the deans of faculty and the Director of the Strategic Planning Office, the Director of Internal Audit, the Director of Marketing and Communications and the Campus Director of the University of Brighton in Hastings. Secretary to the Professional Board.

Enquiries: Jane Wiggins j.m.wiggins@brighton.ac.uk 01273 642007

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Professor Bruce Brown

Professor Bruce Brown


Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Responsible for the university's research portfolio, including the Research Excellence Framework, information services, and economic and social engagement. Line manager for the Director of Information Services and the Director of Social and Economic Engagement.

Enquiries: Anna Quick a.l.quick@brighton.ac.uk 01273 642003

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Carol Burns

Carol Burns


Registrar and Secretary

As Registrar, responsible for the admission, registration and progression of students, and for the framework of academic regulations which govern the university's academic provision. Also responsible for student complaints and appeals, the student disciplinary process and student affairs. As Secretary, responsible for the university's constitution, including the operation of the Board of Governors and the Academic Board, and the relationship between them. Line manager for the Director of Human Resources, the Director of Registry, the Director of Student Services and the Director of Sport and Recreation.

Enquiries: Teresa Hampton t.j.hampton@brighton.ac.uk 01273 642005

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Sue McHugh

Sue McHugh


Director of Finance

Responsibility for the university's finances, including financial strategy and planning, investments, budgets, financial control, costing and pricing and value for money. Lead responsibility for Accommodation and Hospitality Services, Estate and Facilities Management, and Health and Safety. Line manager for the Head of Finance, the Director of Accommodation and Hospitality Services, the Director of Estate and Facilities Management, the Director of Health and Safety and the Director of the Development and Alumni Office.

Enquiries: Anna Quick a.l.quick@brighton.ac.uk 01273 642003