Who we are

The Council is chaired by the Pro-Chancellor, Sarah Turvill, and has a full membership of at least 20 and no more than 22, a majority of whom are lay members drawn from the private and public sector who bring a range of experience and professional expertise to the work of the University and Council.

The Vice-Chancellor and two Deputy Vice-Chancellors are ex-officio members. Three members of Council are elected by Senate, one member is elected by the Professional Services staff and the President of the Students’ Guild is appointed as a Student member.

Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary, is Secretary to Council.

The membership of Council is set out under Section 9 of the Statutes.

Council Nominations Committee is responsible for making recommendations to Council for the nomination of the Pro-Chancellors under Class I of Council membership, the nomination of the Chair of Council, and nominations for the places under Class II of Council membership.

For further information about Council membership or getting in touch with Council members, please contact the Council Secretariat Team.