Congratulations to our Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart who has been awarded The Guardian Inspiring Leader 2018 Award. The University of Lincoln said: This high profile award recognises inspirational leadership within the UK higher education sector and celebrates institutions and leaders who have had a far-reaching impact on higher education, who have encouraged innovation and demonstrated visionary thinking. The winner was decided by a public vote. This award celebrates Mary’s emphasis on staff and students working together to make the University ‘one community’.
In her speech last night, Mary said: “This is an award which recognises all the staff and students at Lincoln. Our University goes from strength to strength because it is home to extraordinary people who are truly passionate about higher education and research and who fundamentally believe that an exceptional student experience should be at the heart of any university. It is also a recognition of our city which provides a welcoming and supportive home to our student population. I am delighted to see Lincoln recognised in this way.”Haydn Biddle, University of Lincoln Chair of Governors, said: “I am delighted that Mary has been recognised in this way. This is a reward for clear strategic thinking, building a great team and having students at the heart of everything that we do.”
You can read a profile about Mary from The Guardian last year From a homeless hostel to vice-chancellor of Lincoln University.