Council is the governing body of the University.
Responsible for University's finances and investment and for oversight of the estate and buildings. Subject to the statutory powers of Senate with respect to academic matters, Council has a general responsibility for the conduct of all the University's affairs.
Council has a majority of lay members who are neither staff nor students of the university. The membership and functions of the University Council are laid down in Sections 16 and 17 of the Statutes.
Information for Council members only can be found on the BSS Boards on-line system
Full responsibilities of the committee are detailed in the terms of reference.
|Membership 2018/19||Person||Expiry of Term|
|(a) Ex-Officio Members|
|The Pro Chancellors||Mr P Troughton||2019|
|Mr R Whorrod||2020|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor I White||ex-officio|
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor||Professor B Morley||30/04/2020|
|The Treasurer||Mr J Preston||31/12/2020|
|Chair of Academic Assembly||Dr J White||2021|
|(b) Appointed Members|
|Chair of Council||Mrs P Chesters||2022|
|Appointed by the Convocation||Mrs C Gibbons||2020|
|Appointed by Council||Mrs R Foreman (Vice-Chair)||2020|
|Mr T Ford||2019|
|Professor B Gilbertson||2020|
|Ms A Goodman||2019|
|Baroness R McGregor-Smith||2019|
|Mrs C Mealing-Jones||2019|
|Mrs C Moar||2021|
|(c) Elected Members|
|Elected by the Senate from its members||Professor D Bird||2019|
|Professor G Price||2019|
|Ms K Robinson||2020|
|Professor D Stanton Fraser||2020|
|Elected by Academic Assembly from the members of Senate||Dr M Carley||2019|
|Elected by Non-Academic Staff||Mr M Hameed||2021|
|(d) Student Members|
|SU President||Ms E Alcock||28/06/19|
|SU Education Officer||Mr J Kitchen||28/06/19|
|The following officers routinely attend meetings of council:|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International &Doctoral)(from Feb 18)||Professor J Bradshaw|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)||Professor J Knight|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)||Professor P Lambert|
|Secretary to the University Council||Ms A Pater|
|Director of Finance||Mr M Williams|
|Chief Executive of Students' Union (Observer)||Mr A McLaughlin|
Terms of Office expire on 31 July in the year stated unless shown otherwise.
Council on 29 November 2007 approved job specifications for the following:
Membership of Council
We are seeking expressions of interest from those interested in serving as an external member of Council in the future. Further information on Membership of Council is available.
Dates and minutes of Council meetings
- 25 October 2018
- 29 November 2018
- 21 February 2019
- 16 May 2019
- 18 July 2019
Please note that the summaries and minutes of meetings of Council published above exclude information which the University has declared will not be routinely published under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Further information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (including the reasons why such information is exempt from publication). If you have any queries about business conducted by Council and cannot find reference to it in the summaries/minutes published here, please contact Angela Pater.