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Vikki Goddard

Consulting Fellow

Vikki Goddard has worked in higher education for almost thirty years, including as a Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, Director of Strategic Planning, and Director of Faculty Operations. She is passionate about enabling people to achieve their potential, and has a particular commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Her last role was as Director of Operations for the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester, the largest faculty of its type in Europe. She previously held the same role in the Faculty of Humanities, and in both cases was responsible for the provision and performance of all Professional Services. She was jointly responsible for the complete redesign and restructure of Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Services across the University and was Professional Services champion for EDI.

Before coming to the University of Manchester, Vikki was Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Salford. As Head of the University’s administration, she was responsible for ensuring that the Professional Services provided an excellent support for all the University’s activities, and led a significant reorganisation of services. She also led broader change to the University’s strategic direction and a major interface with Salford City Council on master-planning for the University area.

Previously, Vikki was Director of Strategic Planning at the University of Liverpool, leading the development and implementation of strategy and planning, but also involved in a wide range of other areas, including international development, quality assurance, research strategy and RAE management, data management, collaborative partnerships, and examinations. She also led the implementation of the academic relationship with Liverpool’s joint venture partner in China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

Vikki has a long-standing commitment to the continuing development of Professional Services staff and is a Fellow of the Association of University Administrators. She is Chair of the AUA Board of Trustees and has served on a number of groups for national sector bodies.