Become an appointed member of Court

Become a member of Court, representing the internal and external interests of the University.

Members of Court

We are a statutory body representing the interests of the University's internal and external constituencies.


Members of Court represent the interests of the University's internal and external constituencies. We provide a forum where members of Court can raise any matters concerning the University.

You'll need to be available for Court meetings, which take place once a year.

WHO CAN APPLY. DO YOU HAVE TO BE NOMINATED OR CAN ANYONE EXPRESS AN INTEREST? DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES OTHER THAN GOING TO THE ANNUAL MEETING? WHO DECIDES ON WHAT MATTERS TO BRING UP IN THE MEETING?

About the University

Become part of the story of the University and help shape our future.


The University received its Royal Charter in 1966 and we're now established as a top 10 UK university1 with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.

We're highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, student satisfaction and graduate employment.

Based on an award-winning campus overlooking a World Heritage city, we offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in subjects like engineering, humanities, management, science and social science.

Express your interest in Court

Apply to become an external member of Court for a term of three years.


To apply to be an external member, you need to complete the:

In the interest of diversity, we particularly welcome applications from women and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

If successful, you'll be appointed for a term of three years, expiring on 31 July of the final year.

Complete the form to become a member of Court

Express your interest

Contact the Secretariat

Contact us for more information or if you have any queries about Court.


  1. Ranked 6th best university in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2020