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University of Bath

Council

We are responsible for governance of the University.

As the governing body of the University, we have general oversight over the institution and its affairs. Council comprises 21 members, with a lay majority who come from outside the University, bringing skills and experience from other sectors. The Vice-Chancellor is also a member of Council, as are members of University staff and two elected officers from the Students' Union.

We act in the interests of the University as a whole, take collective responsibility for making decisions, and adhere to the seven Nolan Principles of public life. To ensure transparency and impartiality, Council maintains a register of members' interests available online.

We meet at least five times a year, participate in strategy sessions and sit on Council committees, including finance, remuneration, audit and risk.

Ex officio members

Appointed members

Elected members

    • Dr Teslim Bukoye, elected by Academic Assembly by the members of Senate, expiry of term 2025
    • Kate Ehrig-Page, elected by Professional Services staff, expiry of term 2025
    • Dr David Moon, elected by the members of Senate, expiry of term 2025
    • Dr Andrew Ross, elected by Professional Services staff, expiry of term 2024
    • Dr Paul Shepherd, elected by Senate from its members, expiry of term 2025

Student governors

Routine attendees