At the meeting she took the opportunity to thank the Development & Alumni Relations Department on their recent donors’ event (held at the Royal Society on 20 November) and to RDSO for helping to arrange the SetSquared 10th anniversary celebrations (held at the House of Commons on 27 November). She also mentioned that an encouragingly high number of student applications are still being seen.

The Vice-Chancellor’s update covered a wide range of topics including the Chancellor’s Installation, our submission for the Research Excellence Framework (REF), recent research awards, updates on MOOCS, internationalisation activities and our new buildings, and recent people news.