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Dr Caroline Carpenter

BA (Hons), PGCE, MBA, EdD, University Secretary and Registrar

Policy, Governance and Information

Role at Solent

Caroline is the university secretary and registrar, heading the Policy, Governance and Information Services. She leads the following areas:

  • Registry services
  • Policy and information
  • Governance
  • Compliance
  • Management information
  • Health and safety


Caroline's earlier roles have included director of policy management; head of quality management; a secondment as strategy policy adviser to the principal, and policy adviser at UUK. She is an experienced member of external review panels and has worked for the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and internationally for the European Universities Association. Her doctoral research was in higher education policy.

Caroline is a member of the University's Vice-Chancellor's group, and senior management team, and a full member of many of its academic and management committees.


  • EdD
  • MBA
  • BA (Hons)
  • PGCE

Committee membership

  • Management Board
  • Learning, Teaching and Student Achievement
  • Management Information and Technology