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Professor Sarah Greer

Job Title:
Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester

Professor Sarah Greer is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Winchester

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Sarah retrained and practised as a barrister, completing pupillage with the Treasury Solicitor. She has held a range of academic and leadership positions and has taught undergraduate and postgraduate law students for many years. She has seen at first hand the challenges that disabled students can encounter in higher education. In 2011 she was appointed a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy for her inspirational teaching.

Sarah has held public appointments in England and Wales. She has been an independent legal panel member for the Solicitors Regulation Authority and a voluntary chair and panel member for England Netball disciplinary and appeals panels.

Sarah believes that the Disabled Students’ Commission, working across boundaries with providers, regulators and government, will bring a new and independent approach to ensuring that disabled students succeed and flourish in higher education.  She hopes that the Commissioners can identify the excellent practice that already exists in the sector and share and develop it to embed it more consistently and effectively across all higher education providers. She hopes that the Disabled Students’ Commission will challenge the sector in a very constructive way to use its creativity and commitment to its students to ensure that disabled students aspire to and succeed in reaching their highest potential.