Professor Becky Huxley-Binns was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) in January 2019. As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), she is responsible for the delivery of the Education Strategy 2020-2025*. She is Chair of the University Education Committee and University Student Experience, Employability and Engagement Committee, both of which are committees of Senate. She is also Chair of the Education Planning Committee which is responsible for strategic academic portfolio planning and development, and she also has strategic oversight of the Hull Online programmes in partnership with the Cambridge Education Group (Digital).
Professor Huxley-Binns is Chair of the Advance HE Teaching Excellence Awards Advisory Panel and is a member of the Advanced HE Teaching and Learning Strategic Advisory Group. Becky is also Chair of the Humber Digital Skills Partnership and a member of the Employment and Skills Board of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
Prior to her appointment at Hull, Becky held the role of Vice-Provost, Academic Enhancement, at the University of Law. She studied Law at the University of Central Lancashire and then Education at Nottingham Trent University. She was appointed Head of Law at Franklin College, Grimsby, in 1996 and, in 2002, was Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University. Promoted to a personal Chair in Legal Education in 2013, Becky was Co-Director of the Nottingham Law School Centre for Legal Education at Nottingham Trent University. She was also Law Teacher of the Year in 2010, an accolade nominated by students. She was Chair of the UK Quality Assurance Agency Law Subject Benchmark Statement Review Group in 2015 and was a main panel member of the TEF Subject level pilot in 2018 and 2019. Becky became a National Teaching Fellow in 2012 and Principal Fellow of the HEA in 2017.
In 2020, Becky was the Independent Reviewer of the Bar Standards Board 2020 Online Examinations. Very experienced at teaching all levels of legal education from GCSE to Doctorate level, Becky has also been a senior examiner for ‘A’ level law, Principal Examiner for Criminal Law for CILEX and an experienced external examiner to University Law Schools.