Arise, Sir Bob

January 7, 2010

Congratulations to Professor Sir Bob Burgess on his knighthood (www.timeshighereducation.co.uk, 31 December). He has done a tremendous job as vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, which won the Times Higher Education University of the Year Award in 2008. Leicester has made impressive progress in quality and reputation over the past decade, while retaining a central focus on the student experience.

Sir Bob has made an incredible contribution to the sector as chair of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service and the Higher Education Academy, not to mention his work on measuring and recording student achievement.

Having been a student at Leicester and after working with him at the National Union of Students, I'm personally very pleased for him as he has always been a pleasure to work with.

Aaron Porter, Vice-president (higher education), NUS.

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