* Sir Kenneth Calman , vice-chancellor of Durham University and former chief medical officer at the Department of Health, has been elected chancellor of Glasgow University.
* Mike Cole , former senior lecturer at Brighton University, has been appointed research professor in education and equality at Bishop Grosseteste College.
* Fiona Ross , former professor of gerontological nursing in primary care and director of the Nursing Research Unit in the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College London, has been appointed dean, faculty of health and social care sciences, at St George's University of London and Kingston University.
* Melanie Hunt , previously director of young people's learning, has been appointed national director of learning at the Learning and Skills Council.
* Leicester University has appointed Louisa Milburn , former deputy chief executive of ViVA, the orchestra of the East Midlands, director of the Richard Attenborough Centre. Leicester has conferred the title of visiting professor on Richard Pearson , who joins the Centre for Labour Market Studies. Alan Ebbutt , formerly of GlaxoSmithKline, will join the department of health studies.