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The University of Southampton

Southampton Deputy Vice-Chancellor to be Vice-Chancellor at Queen's University Belfast

Published: 9 January 2004

Commenting on Professor Peter Gregson's appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast from August 2004, Professor Bill Wakeham, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton said, "I am absolutely delighted for Peter and I congratulate him most warmly on his new appointment. Most certainly, Queen's gain is our loss.

"The University takes great pride in the fact that Peter joins an impressive list of our senior staff who have been appointed recently to significant posts elsewhere in UK higher education, either as Vice-Chancellor or in another high-profile position."

Professor Gregson's appointment follows closely on that of
· Professor Sir Howard Newby, as Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council, from October 2001;
· Professor Eric Thomas as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, from October 2001; · Professor Ian Diamond, as Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council, from January 2003;
· Professor Bob Fryer, as Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor-designate of the NHSu, from February 2003; and
· Professor Michael Arthur as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, from September 2004.

Notes for editors

  1. Details of Professor Gregson's appointment have been issued by Queen's University Belfast. For more information:
  2. The University of Southampton is a leading UK teaching and research institution with a global reputation for leading-edge research and scholarship. The University has 20,000 students and over 4,500 staff and plays an important role in the City of Southampton. Its annual turnover is in the region of £250 million.
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