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The Roles of Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor at the University of Gloucestershire

Last updated: 9 February 2022

Role description

The Chancellor is the honorary Head of the University and represents the University from time to time in a ceremonial and ambassadorial capacity. The Office of Pro-Chancellor is a similar role and empowers the holder of the post to act in the absence of the Chancellor, or to undertake duties in their name.

The Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor(s) act as advocates for the University, helping to raise the University’s profile and advance its interests regionally, nationally, and internationally

The Council may appoint a Chancellor and one or more Pro-Chancellors for a term of up to five years, which may be extended for a second term.

In ways as agreed between the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellors and the University, the roles comprise:

A Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor who wishes to become engaged more closely would be welcome, but it is recognised that an individual with the standing that the University is seeking as Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor is likely to have limited time.

The Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor(s) shall wear the appropriate Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor robes of the University at Awards Ceremonies and such other events as is deemed appropriate.

Person specification

The University is committed to equality and diversity and wishes to encourage nominations of candidates from all walks of life, with a broad range of skills, experience, and backgrounds.

The Chancellor and Pro-Chancellors must:

In addition, it is also desirable that the Chancellor has a global profile and connections.

Approved by Council on 5 October 2021

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