At UWS we constantly strive to improve our academic strategies and associated leadership structures to ensure that we deliver the very best for our students. In line with this proactive approach, the decision has been taken to make some further changes to School structures at the University.
The new Schools structure, which will further strengthen the academic experience for our students and provide stronger synergies between disciplines, is as follows:
- School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences led by Professor Carl Schaschke as Dean (School created last year and remains unchanged)
- School of Health & Life Sciences led by Julie Edgar as Dean (School created last year and remains unchanged)
- School of Business & Creative Industries led by Professor Dominic Elliot as Dean (new School involving a merger between the School of Business & Enterprise and the creative and cultural programmes within the School of Media, Culture & Society)
- School of Education & Social Sciences led by Professor Donald Gilles as Dean (new School structure involving a merger between the School of Education and the social science programmes within the School of Media, Culture & Society)
While these changes will see the overall number of Schools reduce from five to four, students will see no changes to existing academic contact points. The new school structures will take effect from the beginning of academic year 2019/20 and the draft titles indicated for the two new Schools created through the merger remain to be finalised. The Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group continues to consider the fine detail of these changes and final structures will be published in due course.