University of Bath

Committee on the office of Vice-Chancellor

Responsible for making recommendations to Council and Senate on the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

The Committee is responsible for making recommendations to Council and Senate on the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the university.

Membership

    Term of office expires 31 July of the year stated.

    Name Position Term of Office
    His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO Chancellor ex-officio
    Mrs P Chesters Chair of Council ex-officio
    Vacant Member of Council elected by Council
    Vacant Member of Council elected by Counicl
    Vacant Member of Senate elected by Senate
    Vacant Member of Senate elected by Senate
    Vacant Member of Senate elected by Senate

    The following officers routinely attend meetings of the committee:-

    Name Position
    Secretary
    Richard Brooks Director of Human Resources

Meetings

    The Committee will be convened as required.

    The minutes and summaries of meetings of the Office of Vice-Chancellor Committee are not published here because they contain information which the University has declared will not be routinely published under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Further information about the Act (including the reasons why such information is exempt from publication). If you have any queries about the business conducted by the Committee, please contact Mark Humphriss.

Terms of Reference

    Approved by Privy Council in 1966, Revised in 2009.

    In accordance with Section 5.1 of the Statutes, the successors to the first Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Council after consideration of a report from a Joint Committee consisting of the Chancellor, Chair of Council and two other members of the Council and three members of the Senate; the Chair shall be appointed by the Chancellor.

    Procedural Rules

    • Appointment of Chair: Appointed by the Chancellor.
    • Co-option: See Council Standing Orders 16(iv) and 16(v).
    • Alternates: See Council Standing Order 17(iii) and 17(iv).
    • Quorum: One third of the membership (Council Standing Order 16(vi)).
    • Rules for voting: None specified.
    • Minutes: Submitted to Council and Senate.