John Hogan, 37, academic registrar at the University of Durham has been appointed Durham's registrar and secretary from August 1. He succeeds John Hayward, who has been appointed provost of the University of Durham, Stockton campus.
John Frow, 50, Darnell professor of English at the University of Queensland, has been appointed to the regius chair of rhetoric and English literature at the University of Edinburgh.
Susan Manning, 45, lecturer and assistant chairman of the faculty of English at Newnham College, Cambridge, has been appointed to the newly created Grierson chair of English literature at Edinburgh.
Jane Aldgate, professor of social work at the University of Leicester specialising in children and families, has been appointed professor of social care at the Open University from July 1. She replaces Hilary Brown, who is retiring.
Linda Fitzsimmons, head of the school of arts and humanities at the University of North London, will join the University of Plymouth in August as head of the school of humanities and cultural interpretation. She will replace Robert Gee, who is retiring.
Roger Pannone, senior partner of Pannone & Partners and former president of the Law Society, has been appointed chairman of governors at the College of Law. He succeeds Sir Derek Bradbeer, who has served as chairman for more than nine years.
John Little, dean of engineering and assistant principal of the University of Paisley, has been appointed director of University Campus, Dumfries, a joint venture between the universities of Paisley and Glasgow.
Graham Henderson, former assistant director of Newcastle Business School, at the University of Northumbria and director of Sunderland University's business school has been appointed deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Teesside.
Jeff D. Wood, senior research fellow and head of the Division of Food Animal Science at Langford, which conducts research on food quality and safety and animal welfare for government agencies, has taken up a chair in food animal science at the University of Bristol.
Martin Hughes, professor of education at the University of Exeter and a specialist in the education of children aged between three and 11, has been appointed to a chair in education at Bristol.