Professor Janet Beer

Professor Geoff Layer
Universities UK
President

Professor Janet Beer is Universities UK's President. She chairs all Universities UK Members' Meetings, UK Board and Executive Committee meetings. Janet's term began on 1 August 2017, and will last until 31 July 2019.

The president is always a member of Universities UK, and is elected for two academic years. Presidents are​ only eligible for re-election by special resolutionThe elec​tion is conducted by the method of single transferable vote of the members of Universities UK.    

About Professor Janet Beer

Janet is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and took up her post in 2015. Before that, she spent seven years as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University.

Professor Beer is Chair of the Board of the Equality Challenge Unit and was a member of the recent taskforce on dealing with violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students. She is also a board member of UCAS, a board member of the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) and a trustee of the British Council.

Professor Beer has an established record of research and scholarship in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature and culture and most recently completed a study of the late writing of Edith Wharton.

News

Universities UK comment ahead of A level results day

16 August 2017
There is still a great demand for university places and the proportions of 18-year-olds in the UK applying for university are at their highest ever levels.

National Student Survey shows high level of satisfaction

9 August 2017
Universities UK has responded to the results of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) which show high levels of student satisfaction and engagement.

 Blog

What are university graduates doing now?

18 August 2017
UUK's Stephanie Harris looks at the employment outcomes of graduates.

What to expect from results day and university admissions this year

15 August 2017
UUK's Eleanor Jubb discusses university admissions ahead of A level results day.