Who We Are

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 formally opening 2018 Annual conference

The Chair is supported by the:

  • The Honorary Secretary - Dr. Tony Ellis
  • The Treasurer - Dr. WIlly Kitchen
  • UALL Editor - Professor Bill Jones
  • International Vice Chair - Dr Rob Mark

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.

As well as the Executive and Council, we have convenors for our five networks. For more information of our networks please click here

UALL is also supported by a part time Administrator and is the main point of contact for the organisation.