University of Surrey appoints new vice-provost, education

Professor Osama Khan appointed as University of Surrey vice-provost, education

Professor Osama Khan is to become Surrey’s vice-provost education, a role which strategically leads on the development and delivery of the university’s education strategy and is central to overseeing the wider provision of an enriching student experience.

Professor Max Lu, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Surrey, said: “Following an extensive recruitment process, it is a pleasure to confirm the appointment of Professor Osama Khan as vice-provost education. Osama brings with him a wealth of experience relating to learning, teaching, student experience and achievement, and I am very pleased to welcome him as a member of the University’s Executive Board.”

What truly excites me about Surrey is the diverse and inclusive learning and teaching community
– Professor Osama Khan

Professor Osama Khan said: “I am delighted and feel privileged to have this opportunity to lead on the Education Strategy for students at Surrey. As a passionate teacher, I advocate for a student-centred, industry and community-focused, research-informed, and technology-enhanced curriculum.

“What truly excites me about Surrey is the diverse and inclusive learning and teaching community, including world-class academics who push the boundaries of knowledge, solve problems for humanity, and bring them to the classroom to offer education that transforms lives. I look forward to working with everyone towards providing a transformative education for all students.”

Osama began his academic career as a lecturer (and then senior teaching fellow) at Surrey in 2004. He moved to Solent University in 2012, where he held a variety of roles including director of learning and teaching at Solent Learning and Teaching Institute, and pro-vice-chancellor, students and teaching.  He returned to Surrey in 2019 as associate dean education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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