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Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience)

Professor Tim Quine

Professor Tim Quine is the Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education & Student Experience) and Professor of Earth Surface Science at the University of Exeter. Prior to taking on the role of Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor in September 2015, Tim was the Academic Dean for Students having been the Associate Dean for Education for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

As the Vice-President (Education & Student Experience), Tim is responsible for delivering the University’s Education Strategy (2019-2025) with oversight of its implementation and monitoring through the Education and Student Experience Executive Committee, providing regular reports to Senate and Council (through Dual Assurance). The Education Strategy sets out Exeter’s vision for teaching, learning and student experience for the next five years, identifying priorities focused on enhancing undergraduate and postgraduate provision, supporting and enabling educators, and responding to the opportunities presented by digital transformation. Tim’s brief is captured in the Education Strategy commitment to Success for All our Students and encompasses the undergraduate and taught postgraduate student journey from arrival, through excellent teaching, learning and assessment, to the next stages in graduate life.

Tim maintains a close partnership with the Exeter Students’ Guild and The Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union to ensure the quality and continual enhancement of the student experience. Finally, Tim works closely with the Education Leadership Team across the University’s academic Faculties to ensure that the University maintains its excellent academic quality and standards and seeks to innovate to improve the educational experience of all Exeter students.

Tim undertakes research in Earth Surface Science that focuses on perturbation of the terrestrial carbon cycle and ecosystem services by soil erosion and sediment deposition and the implications for the delivery of wider ecosystem services. His research has a strong international dimension and projects have seen him collaborate with researchers in universities and institutes in China, India, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Bolivia, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand and many European countries. Over 60% of his papers have been written with international collaborators. He was a Lead Author of the Regulating Services Chapter for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment and has been a member of National and International Working Groups on Geomorphology.

Tim is a member of the University Executive Board, Senior Leadership Group and Senate, and currently chairs the University’s Education and Student Experience Executive Committee. Tim is also a member of the Russell Group network of Pro-Vice Chancellors (Education), which he has previously chaired. He has been external examiner of undergraduate programmes at three Russell Group Universities, examined PhD theses at several UK and International Universities and has been involved in a number of Institutional reviews including Kazan University, at the Invitation of AKKORK (Russian equivalent to QAA).


BSc Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology (UCL), University of London.
PhD Archaeology, University of Strathclyde

Register of Interests 2022/23

Organisation in which interest existsNature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership etc.)

Tianjin University 

Honorary Professor

Russell Group PVC Education Group


Exeter College

Member of Governing Body

Kortext Academic Advisory Board (KAAB)