I am the first ever Chancellor of Edge Hill University (2008 - to date).

Edge Hill University received its university status in May 2006. Starting out its life as a non-denominational teacher training college for women in 1885, this is an institution rooted in profound and fundamental educational and social innovation and change.

As a Higher Educational institution committed to widening participation and social inclusion, at Edge Hill University we also offer Fast Track and (the online) Fast Forward 30 week intensive programmes to support learners of all ages to build the skills they require to access a degree course.