Professor Edward Peck joined Nottingham Trent University (NTU) as Vice-Chancellor and President on 1 August 2014, since when, as The Sunday Times Good University Guide put it, the University “is enjoying a period of unprecedented success”. NTU was named the Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2017, The Sunday Times Good University Guide Modern University of the Year in 2018, and The Guardian University of the Year in 2019.
Beyond the University, Professor Peck is a Trustee of the UK Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA), Deputy Chair of the UK Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and an elected member of the Board of Universities UK. He was the sole Vice-Chancellor on the recent UK Government’s major Post-18 Fees and Funding Review. He is regularly invited to speak internationally on the role of universities in society, and the links between apprenticeships, further and higher education and employability.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2021 Queen’s New Year Honours List for Services to Higher Education.