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Professor Andrea Nollent appointed Chief Academic Officer

Her new senior role at GUS will see her leading academic strategy across the Group’s university portfolio

Professor Andrea Nollent will be stepping down as Vice-Chancellor and CEO of The University of Law (ULaw) at the end of August to take up the new post of Chief Academic Officer of a portfolio of GUS Group universities.

During her five year tenure ULaw has seen student numbers double, the growth and diversification of the course portfolio, the launch of new campuses and partnerships in the UK and Hong Kong and sector recognition in the National Student Survey, where twice in the last five years ULaw was ranked number 1 in England for Student Satisfaction. More recently, in the QS World University Rankings the University was awarded 5 stars securing its position as “world-class in a broad range of areas, enjoying an excellent reputation and having cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty”.

The Board of Directors of the University, through its nominations committee, is undertaking the appointment of a successor to Professor Nollent.

Lord Blunkett, Chairman at ULaw said:

“Andrea has done a phenomenal job as Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor of the University. The unparalleled enhancement of the University’s reputation, its strong industry links with client firms and growth in campus locations, including the new Nottingham and international campuses as well as partnerships with leading universities throughout the UK, has been transformative.
We owe her a debt of gratitude for her leadership, drive and ambition and I wish her well in her new important role in the wider family of GUS universities. I know that the highly talented leadership team, which is now in place, will carry her legacy into new territory and continue the growth, quality, and acceleration of new initiatives, to serve the needs of students and clients now and for the future.”

Professor Nollent said:

“I have been privileged to lead the team at ULaw, working alongside innovative and talented colleagues who are deeply committed to our students. Together we have achieved significant growth and enhanced our student outcomes and the quality of our courses. The University is very well positioned for the exciting next phase of expansion and diversification. It is now time for a new challenge and I look forward to leading academic strategy to achieve a consistently improved student experience and excellent student outcomes across GUS university institutions. ”