Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education

The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education is responsible for creating a dynamic environment for inspiring, challenging, and research-rich teaching, curriculum and assessment at the University.

Role and responsibilities

The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education:

  • provides academic leadership for enhancing and developing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • is responsible for delivering the University’s Education and Student Experience Strategy (with the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience)
  • oversees teaching and learning
  • oversees assessment and feedback
  • oversees the curriculum.

Post holder

Professor Tansy Jessop became Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education in July 2019.

Professor Tansy Jessop's biography

Tansy Jessop was born in South Africa and educated at the universities of Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. She completed her PhD at the University of Southampton and worked as an education consultant for DFID and the British Council in Palestine and India. She was Professor of Research-Informed Teaching at Solent University and Head of Learning and Teaching at the University of Winchester. She leads the 'Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment' (TESTA) research and change project, now used across the world. She has published on assessment and feedback, research-informed teaching, learning spaces and social justice in education, and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2016 for her work on TESTA and her creative approach to teaching in higher education.


Professor Tansy Jessop did not incur any expenses for the period 1 February 2020 to 31 July 2020.

View Professor Jessop's expenses for the period 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020 in the Executive group expenses summary: 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020 (PDF, 411kB)

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