Dr Liz Charman is a highly experienced academic with a background in psychology and in social policy research.
As Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Outcomes, Liz is responsible for student retention, progression, achievement and student satisfaction at London Met – issues she cares deeply about.
“Student success is at the heart of absolutely everything we do,” she said. “As well as providing high-quality education, we also seek to raise aspirations of all our students. That means thinking about every one of our students in all the areas of our work. If this means changing the way we do things, then that is what we will do.”
Liz studied BSc Psychology at the University of Wales where she also completed her PhD. She also has an MSc in Forensic Psychology from the University of Leicester.
Social policy was Liz’s first calling after her studies, and she worked on a wide range of projects with the Welsh Office and Home Office, among other public sector organisations. She then moved into teaching, taking up a Lecturer in Psychology position at London Guildhall University – a predecessor to London Met.
Liz quickly progressed through the ranks of academic leadership, including Head of the School of Psychology at London Met and most recently Dean of the School of Social Sciences. She therefore has a wealth of academic leadership experience to bring to the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Outcomes.
“I’m very pleased to have been offered the opportunity to play such a big role in improving academic outcomes at London Met. It is a challenging role, but one that I know will be very rewarding. I am looking forward to working with colleagues across all areas of the University to improve our student experience and celebrate their success.
“We have some amazing lecturers at London Met who bring a wealth of experience to teaching and supporting our students through their journey with us and helping them to achieve to the very best of their ability. At the same time, we have excellent teams of staff within the professional services who support the student experience in a variety of ways – from library and IT services, to student counselling and financial advice.
“It is the combination of all of these things which makes for a positive student experience at all points along their London Met journey.”