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University of Bath


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 19 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

Student governors

    • Jimena Alamo, Students' Union President, term of office 23 June 2024
    • Amber Snary, Students' Union Education Officer, term of office 23 June 2024

Routine attendees


    • Ryan Bird, Chief Executive, Students' Union