Registrar's Office

dave hall profileDavid Hall

Registrar and Chief Operating Officer
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PA to the Registrar: Sophie Brodie,

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Head of the University's Professional Services

As Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the leadership of the University's Professional Services, their efficiency and effectiveness in enabling the academic mission of the institution.

As Registrar, responsible for the governance of the University and Secretary to the governing body, Council.

Secretary to:

  • Court
  • Council

The Registrar's Office is also responsible for issues of University governance, and provides secretarial support for the Court, the Council and a number of senior policy committees.


Dave has had almost 30 years’ experience in the university sector, which comes as some surprise, because after he left school he joined the army, serving as a rifleman with the 3rd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets. Consequently, he didn’t go to university until he was in his early twenties as a mature student at the University of Reading, where he gained a first-class honours degree in History and Sociology.

His first experience of university management was on the receiving end of it as President of the Students’ Union at the University of Reading. He went on to work for the University as an Accommodation Manager and Editor of the Students’ Union’s Alternative Prospectus.

In 1991, he joined the administration at the University of Warwick as an Administrative Assistant supporting the Distance Learning MBA programme. He left Warwick ten years later having had the opportunity to try his hand at a range of roles from Head of Admissions to resource planning. His final position was as Director of the Research and Development Services Office. His legacy was a repainted office.

In 2001, he joined the University of Birmingham as Academic Registrar, responsible for all aspects of the student experience, marketing and recruitment, resource allocation, academic quality, and corporate planning. He was heavily involved in the pain and misery of a rebranding exercise. His legacy was a University beer called, 'Old Joe'.

He joined Leicester as Registrar and Chief Operating Officer in 2006. His legacy is, as yet, unclear.