Professor Rebecca Bunting

Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive

Rebecca Bunting

Professor Rebecca Bunting took office as Vice Chancellor at the ƹƵ of ƹƵ in October 2020, following her position as Interim Vice Chancellor since January 2020. Prior to that she was formerly the Vice Chancellor at Bucks New ƹƵ.

Professor Bunting is a founding director of the Higher Education Academy and of its successor organisation, Advance HE. She is also the Chair of a number of national HE committees for learning and teaching, and widening participation.

She has conducted research and published in the field of children’s language and literacy development, educational linguistics and pedagogy.

She graduated from Girton College, ƹƵ of Cambridge with a degree in English Literature and took postgraduate qualifications at London ƹƵ. She began her career teaching in London comprehensive schools, moving into higher education as a Senior Lecturer at the ƹƵ of Roehampton.

She later became Dean of Education at Anglia Ruskin ƹƵ and Pro-Rector at the ƹƵ of Northampton. From there she moved to the ƹƵ of Portsmouth in 2004 as Pro Vice Chancellor and from 2007 as Deputy Vice Chancellor.


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