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Governance and Structure

​​​​​The University Executive Committee is responsible for all matters associated with the development and management of the university.

Role description: Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor

Last updated: 14 January 2021

The Role of Chancellor at the University of Gloucestershire:

  1. The Chancellor is the honorary Head of the University and represents the University from time to time in a ceremonial and ambassadorial capacity. The Council may appoint a Chancellor for a term of up to five years.
  1. The role comprises:
  • a general high-level ambassadorial function to promote the University of Gloucestershire, regionally, nationally and internationally, in ways as agreed between the Chancellor and the University;
  • presiding and presenting awards at degree ceremonies of the University in Cheltenham and in Gloucester (normally over four days in November/December each yea
  • attending or hosting high-profile events arranged by the University from time to time in the course of its engagement with key external stakeholders, including those relating to fundraising;
  • identifying high-profile individuals that might be invited to engage with the University;
  • being a ‘critical friend’ to the University (if the skills and experience of the role-holder enables it).
  1. A 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 is likely to have limited time.

The Role of Pro-Chancellor at the University of Gloucestershire:

  1. The Office of Pro-Chancellor is a non-constitutional role, and empowers the holder of the post to act in the absence of the Chancellor, or to undertake duties in his/her name. The appointment is for a term of up to five years.
  1. The role is representative, ceremonial and ambassadorial and includes supporting the Chancellor in:
  1. The Pro-Chancellor shall wear the University’s Pro-Chancellor robes at Awards Ceremonies and such other events as is deemed appropriate

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