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Professor David Eastwood

Professor  David Eastwood
Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Birmingham, Panel member of the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance

Professor Eastwood became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham in April 2009. Former posts include Chief Executive at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Vice-Chancellor at the University of East Anglia, and Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Board.

He has chaired the 1994 Group of Universities, UUK’s Longer Term Strategy Group, and the Association of the Universities of the East of England, as well as a number of other national bodies and committees. He also chaired the Westminster Education Commission in 2009.

He is currently Chair of Supporting Professionalism in Admissions (SPA), a Director of Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), a Board member of Universities UK (UUK) and Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Higher Education Policy Institute, and a member of the Government’s Independent Review Panel looking at Higher Education Funding and Student Finance.


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