The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln has been nominated in The Guardian’s University Awards.

Mary Stuart joined the university as Vice Chancellor in 2009. She is one of eight up for the “most inspiring leader” award, which recognises “an individual who has demonstrated inspirational leadership, vision, and new approaches to working and engagement”.

According to The Guardian, Stuart’s achievements include: “the renewed curriculum at Lincoln, growing science provision and establishing the first new engineering school to be created in the UK for more than 20 years in collaboration with engineering giant Siemens PLC”.

In addition, Mary Stuart “recently announced plans to create a new science and innovation park, including a school of pharmacy, in collaboration with Lincolnshire Co-operative”.

Before her appointment as Vice Chancellor in Lincoln, Stuart was Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kingston University for four years and a Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Sussex between 2000 and 2005.

To vote, visit The Guardian website and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Voting closes at midnight on Friday, January 18th 2013.

The winner will be announced at The Guardian University Awards on Wednesday, February 27th 2013 and online on the Higher Education Network.