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Professor Dominic Shellard, Vice Chancellor, De Montfort University

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Professor Dominic Shellard joined De Montfort University (DMU) in June 2010 as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive. During his tenure, DMU has embarked upon a focused journey in pursuit of excellence. In 2014 DMU climbed 32 places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, moving from 86th to 54th. This is the highest league table position DMU has ever achieved, as well as being the biggest improvement of any university in the UK.

In light of recent events, we, in the archive, wanted to show our support for the #LoveInternational Campaign launched by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Dominic Shellard, at DMU on the 28th June 2016 () by showcasing some materials from the archive that are a testament to how DMU has always valued and promoted international relationships and projects.

Professor Dominic Shellard, vice-chancellor of De Montfort University

03 December 2009

We were delighted to welcome the author Andrew Grant (BA 1989) back to the University this month, to attend a reception for the Jack Reacher Scholars.

Earlier this year Andrew's crime-writing brother, Jim (the bestselling author Lee Child), and his wife Jane, made a very generous gift to fund 52 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for current Sheffield students. These awards were named the Jack Reacher Scholarships, after the main character in Jim's books.

With Jim and Jane (both of whom are also Sheffield graduates) based in the USA, Andrew was pleased to be able to meet the students who have been helped by the Grant family. The reception, hosted by Professor Dominic Shellard, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Affairs, took place in the newly-refurbished Rotunda in Firth Court. It provided the Jack Reacher Scholars with an opportunity to get to know each other, to meet Andrew, and to tell him about their University experience so far.

At the event, Andrew told the delighted students how Jim calls them his “brood” and takes a keen interest in their progress. Professor Shellard thanked Andrew for his family’s continued support of the University, and Professor Vanessa Toulmin, (Director of the National Fairground Archive and member of the Scholarships Assessment Panel), presented each of the scholars with a special commemorative framed Jack Reacher Scholarship certificate.

Andrew said “I'm delighted to have this opportunity to meet the Jack Reacher Scholars and to hear how the scholarships have made a difference to their university experience. I was fortunate to be studying at Sheffield in the era of student grants, but I know that funding is much more difficult for today’s students. So I'm very pleased that the Jack Reacher Scholars are able to benefit from these awards.”

Professor Shellard said “We are extremely grateful for the Grant family's continuing and generous support of the University. As Andrew, Jim and Jane are all Sheffield graduates, we are always delighted to be able to have them back at the University. It is a particular pleasure to be able to welcome Andrew back this evening to meet the Jack Reacher Scholars, who would not be here at Sheffield were it not for the generosity of the Grant family.”

Andrew’s debut novel, Even, was published to critical acclaim earlier this year. The next in the series, about crime-fighting ex-naval-intelligence man David Trevellyan, is due to be published in July 2010.

Andrew and Jim Grant hold the unique distinction of being the world's only crime-writing brothers.

Vice Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard

In light of recent events, we, in the archive, wanted to show our support for the #LoveInternational Campaign launched by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Dominic Shellard, at DMU on the 28th June 2016 () by showcasing some materials from the archive that are a testament to how DMU has always valued and promoted international relationships and projects.

This afternoon the Heritage Centre was delighted to host the launch of “Shakespeare’s Cultural Capital: His Economic Impact from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-first Century”. Edited by DMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard and Dr Siobhan Keenan, the book brings together a collection of essays from international scholars that examine the direct and indirect economic and cultural impact of Shakespeare in the UK and beyond.