Click here to skip to content

Professor Sir Robert Burgess PhD

Board member
Appointed: December 2002

Image of Professor Robert G Burgess

Sir Robert Burgess is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester and Chair of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), the Higher Education Academy, the Research Information Network, the UUK/Guild HE Teacher Education Advisory Group and the Managing Information Across Partners HE Group. He is a member of the British Library Board and an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences. He is currently chairing the UUK/Guild HE implementation group on the Higher Education Achievement Report and Degree Classifications on which he has produced three reports.

He was knighted for services to local and national Higher Education in the New Year's Honours 2010.

He has been President of the British Sociological Association, President of the Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences, Founding Chair of the UK Council for Graduate Education and has been a member of the Council and Chair of the Postgraduate Training Board of the Economic and Social Research Council. He has also been Chair of the East Midlands Universities Association and Honorary Secretary of the Society for Research in Higher Education.

Sir Robert was educated at the University of Durham where he was awarded a BA in 1971, and the University of Warwick where he gained a PhD in Sociology.

He was appointed to the British Library Board for his knowledge and experience of higher education and university affairs. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Back to top Back to top