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Brunel vice-chancellor to be next president of Universities UK

The vice-chancellors’ group Universities UK has chosen Julia Buckingham, Brunel University London’s vice-chancellor, as its next president.

On 15 March, UUK announced that Buckingham will take over from current president Janet Beer, vice-chancellor of the University of Liverpool. Buckingham will start the role on 1 August and her term will run for two years.

“In the current climate of uncertainty and unprecedented change, universities—whatever their specialism, mission or geography—are in a position to make a huge difference to the country, to the economy and to individuals’ lives,” Buckingham said in a statement.

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