Salford academic to join influential national board

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A University of Salford academic will join the board of a most influential independent organisation in the telecoms industry. 

Professor Nigel Linge has been invited to join the Board of Directors for the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP), the largest independent voice for the telecoms industry in the UK.

The ITP can trace its history back to 1906 when it was formed as The Institution of Post Office Electrical Engineers and is today the leading institute representing the UK telecommunications sector.  Nigel’s new role will help raise the profile of the university across the sector.  It should also bring benefits to Salford students through knowledge exchange and networking events.

Prof Linge has been asked to advise the group on how it can more effectively work with universities and academics.

Prof Linge said: “It is a real honour to have been approached for this role and I’m looking forward to starting and being able to influence strategy and engagement between the ITP and academia.”

“I have been actively involved with the ITP for several years and presently chair the Editorial Board for their Journal.   My additional role on the Board of Directors will be to help strengthen links between the ITP and academic sector.”

“There will be huge benefits for students, the ITP has a student membership, if students get involved, they receive four issues of the Journal each year, can go to seminars and really start to understand the industry, all of which allows them to keep up to date with latest developments.  They will be richer for that and better prepared for employment.”

Charlotte Goodwill, CEO of the ITP, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nigel Linge to the ITP Board of Directors. Nigel's experience on our Editorial Board and as a Professor at the University of Salford will undoubtedly assist us in strengthening the ITP's relationship with academia and we look forward to making a positive difference in the lives of students across the country.”

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