Joyce Hill is to take up a permanent post as director
of the higher education equality challenge unit. Professor
Hill, who holds the chair in Old and Middle English language
and literature, has been on full-time secondment as director
of the unit since August 2001.
Hill said: "I shall find it a wrench to leave the
University after such a long and happy career here, but
this post will certainly give me a challenge to relish."
Hill intends to continue her academic research, and will
be retaining formal research connections with the University.