Appointment of Vice Chancellor

John Armitage made this Freedom of Information request to Queen's University Belfast

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Dear Queen’s University Belfast,
I seek the answers to the following questions pertaining to the recent appointment of Professor Patrick Johnston as Vice Chancellor.

1. Give details of the recruitment procedure for this post, including detailing the essential and desirable criteria and the competencies required for the post.

2. How precisely were the essential,desirable criteria and competencies assessed?

3. Detail the exact composition of the interview and appointment panels, with names if possible.

4. How many candidates applied for the post and how many candidates were shortlisted and how many were actually interviewed for the post of Vice Chancellor?

5. Who exactly were the candidates short listed and interviewed for the post of Vice Chancellor?

6. How many short listed candidates who were subsequently interviewed were already known to the interview and appointment panel, such as work colleagues?

7. How were potential conflicts of interest addressed when making the appointment of Vice Chancellor. For example, if a candidate had a close collaborative links to a company which has made either direct or indirect funding donations to the University?.

Yours faithfully,

J Armitage

Suzanne Walsh, Queen's University Belfast

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Dear Mr Armitage,

 

Please find attached an acknowledgement, in relation to your recent
Freedom of Information request, from Amanda Aicken, Information Compliance
Unit, Queen’s University Belfast.

 

Regards,

 

Suzanne Walsh

Registrar's Office

Lanyon South

Tel: 028 9097 2505

 

Suzanne Walsh, Queen's University Belfast

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Dear Mr Armitage,

 

Please find attached a response, in relation to your recent Freedom of
Information request, from Amanda Aicken, Information Compliance Unit,
Queen’s University Belfast.

 

Regards,

 

Suzanne Walsh

Registrar's Office

Lanyon South

Tel: 028 9097 2505

 

Suzanne Walsh, Queen's University Belfast

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Armitage,

 

Please find attached a response, in relation to your recent Freedom of
Information request, from Amanda Aicken, Information Compliance Unit,
Queen’s University Belfast.

 

Regards,

 

Suzanne Walsh

Registrar's Office

Lanyon South

Tel: 028 9097 2505