Sarah Kemp

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Engagement at Lancaster University

Sarah Kemp is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Engagement at Lancaster University. With a wealth of experience and a proven leadership track record, Sarah previously served as the Chief Executive of Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

In her capacity as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Sarah is tasked with providing strategic leadership to advance the University’s engagement plan. This encompasses overseeing interactions with staff, students, and a diverse range of local, regional, and external stakeholders. Sarah’s responsibilities extend to key components of the government’s levelling up agenda, with a focus on regional funding initiatives. Sarah is also responsible for the Knowledge Exchange Framework, the KE Concordat and Civic University Agreements, engaging actively with our communities to transform society, shaping and influencing the wider skills agenda and supporting strategic initiatives.

Latest Updates and Events

The impact of the Multiply programme on learners and businesses

Multiply, the numeracy skills programme funded by the Department for Education, continues to have a significant impact on learners and businesses alike. Feedback from Multiply learners who have...

‘Skills Bootcamps’ to bring more opportunities to retrain or switch career

‘Skills Bootcamps’ to bring more opportunities to retrain or switch career People in Lancashire will be able to retrain, improve their skills and even step into their dream...

Garstang students step into working life in Lancaster

Garstang Community Academy School students went to the Lancashire Careers Hub at Fraser House, a vibrant coworking space in Lancaster, to speak to people there working in the...