The Vice-Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), the Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, has been elected chair of two national groups.
The first of these groups is the Cathedrals Group of Universities which consists of 14 institutions in England and 1 in Wales, all of which are church foundation universities. The second group is the Teacher Education Advisory Group (TEAG) which is a sub-group of both Universities UK and GuildHE, the two main mission groups of universities. All universities which offer teacher education courses are members of this group.
Speaking following the dual announcement Professor Neil commented:
"It is a huge honour to be asked to lead both of these organisations as they are integral to the heritage and work of BGU. It is important for BGU to be active in national organisations as it both raises our profile and gives us access to expertise from across the sector."
In addition to these new roles Professor Neil continues to hold the position of Convenor of the Europe Chapter of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) and serves as an international Trustee.