UW Professor begins new role as Pro Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 21 January 2016

Professor Simon Haslett

Professor Simon Haslett is beginning his role as Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for International and Enhancement activities across both the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and the University of Wales.

Professor Haslett’s academic background is as a Professor of Physical Geography and is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has published a number of books, over 100 scientific articles, and is also a broadcaster and appears regularly on television, radio and writes articles in the popular press. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Coastal Research.

Professor Haslett has had a career in higher education spanning over 20 years and has worked at the University of East Anglia, Durham University, Bath Spa University, and the University of Wales, Newport (now University of South Wales). Currently, he is also Visiting Professor at the University of Malaya.

He has held other visiting researcher positions at the University of Wales College Cardiff (now Cardiff University), the University of Wollongong (Australia), and the University of California, San Diego (USA), where he held a Fulbright Scholarship.

Professor Haslett started in his new role in October 2015 and is coordinating the international activity of the two institutions, including recruitment of international students, collaborative partnerships, global student mobility, internationalisation of the curriculum, and international research and scholarship opportunities, all underpinned by his oversight of quality enhancement striving to continually improve teaching and learning opportunities, and the student experience.

Professor Haslett said “I am very excited about my new role combining international education and quality enhancement. To me this emphasises the commitment of both Universities to providing high quality learning opportunities for both home and international students, and clearly reinforces UWTSD’s mission of transforming education, transforming lives.”


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