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We need your help to find UCL’s next Provost!

11 June 2019

The current UCL President and Provost, Michael Arthur, will be stepping down at the start of the 2020/21 academic year, and we need your help to find the next Provost.

 We need your help to find UCL’s next Provost

As part of the selection process for the next Provost, UCL’s Council would like to invite all UCL students to take part in two open consultation meetings (see dates below).

These meetings will offer participants the opportunity to contribute their views to the selection of the next President and Provost. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the recruitment process. All consultations are intended to be fully confidential to the participants. The principal themes, and any debates, will be captured and considered fully and the information gathered will contribute to the drafting of the person specification for the role.

The meetings are being run by a Joint Committee of UCL Council and Academic Board, along with the search firm Perrett Laver, who are assisting with the search and selection process. 

The Joint Committee would like to hear your views relating to:

  • the vision, ambitions and particular opportunities for UCL as we build upon our current position and strengths;
  • the principal challenges (internal to UCL and externally) that we will collectively have to face in the next ten years;
  • the values which underpin everything that we do and how they should be reflected in the next President and Provost;
  • the kind of background, experience and characteristics that we wish to identify in the next President and Provost.

The meetings will be held on:

  • Thursday 20 June, 11am–12pm, Roberts Building, Room 106
  • Tuesday 2 July, 12–1pm, 1-19 Torrington Place, Room B17

You are also welcome to send your comments and any suggestions about potential candidates directly to Perrett Laver at uclprovost@perrettlaver.com.