Organisation

The Chair of UALL is a university vice chancellor, supported by Vice-Chairs, Honorary Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, and a part-time Administrator who inter alia organises the Annual Conference, and produces a regular and highly-valued e-Bulletin. UALL is a membership subscription organisation, a registered UK charity, and is governed by a formal constitution. Each member institution nominates one or more individuals to the Council, the primary voting and decision-making body. The Executive Committee assists the Council in preparation and prioritising of agendas, and is supported by sub-committees for Research and Communications. It has a federal structure reflecting the four nations of the UK.
 

Chair of UALL
Rev Canon Professor Peter Neil

Professor Neil is currently Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln where he has been since 2013.  He is a graduate of Edinburgh University, Queen’s University, Belfast and Cardiff University, holding degrees in German, Education and Theology.  Originally a teacher of modern languages, Peter entered higher education at Queen’s where he remained for 12 years, latterly as assistant head of the School of Education.  He then went to Wales as the inaugural director of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.  During his time in Wales he was ordained as an Anglican priest in St Davids and then returned to Scotland where he worked in the University of the West of Scotland.  He is a member of GuildHE executive, the Cathedrals Group and is a trustee of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion.

Peter is a lifelong learner himself, currently engaged in study in the University of Wales researching the experiences of lay adults in a course of higher education.

He is passionate about Education in general and Lifelong Learning in particular.  He is a Canon of Lincoln Cathedral.


Rev Canon Professor Peter Neil
UALL Chair