Episode 5

Published on:

28th Jun 2021

Is there a finish line for universities? With Professor Simone Buitendijk and Dr Cheryl Hurst

University of Leeds Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk sits down with Dr Cheryl Hurst, a research fellow who specialises in gender and inequality, leadership and organisational change.

Recorded in March 2021, their wide-reaching conversation looks at Simone’s journey to becoming the University of Leeds’ first female Vice-Chancellor, leading the organisation during the Covid crisis, the experiences of younger academics.

They ask what is the true goal of universities - and should it be measured solely by academic output?

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About the Podcast

Changing The World
A University of Leeds series featuring Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk
In this new monthly series from the University of Leeds, Vice-Chancellor Simone Buitendijk is joined by guests from across the organisation, and shares perspectives and insights on how we can change the world – through our behaviour, leadership, research and teaching.