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Terms of Reference

Council Terms of Reference

Last updated: 23 March 2021

Council currently comprises 20 members and the membership consists of:

Council, to fulfil its function as the Governing Body, has created a number of standing committees to assist in its work.  By virtue of the Articles of Association, Council itself holds full responsibility for:

In addition, Council has also resolved to retain responsibility for a number of other powers as detailed in the Scheme of Delegations and the Statement of Primary Responsibilities.

Full details of Council, its membership and general operation, are available from the University Secretary and Registrar.

Mode of Operation:

Chair: Appointed by Council

Vice Chair: Elected by Council

Officer: University Secretary and Registrar


The quorum for meetings of the Council shall be 8 Members of Council entitled to vote on the item being discussed of whom more than half shall be External Council Members. In the event that reserved business (as prescribed in Regulations) is to be considered, then the quorum for the meeting of Council shall be 7 External Members.

If at the time appointed for a meeting, or during the course of the meeting, sufficient numbers of members of Council to form a Quorum are not present the meeting shall stand adjourned and a Special Meeting may be summoned. Any meeting may be adjourned by resolution.

Frequency of Meetings

6 times per year

Reporting Line

Current Sub-Committees


Availability of Minutes

Minutes are held by the University Secretary and Registrar, and published on the University website.

MembershipAppointment DatesTerm of Office
External MembersMs I BarkerMar 20-Feb 24First term
Mr P Bungard (Vice Chair)May 12-Jul 24Third term (of 1 year, 3months)
Mr P CrichardJul 20 – Jul 24First term
Ms N De longh (Chair)May 17 – May 21First term
Mr S GardinerJun 20-Jun 24First term
Mr C FungMay 17- May 21First term
Mr S MawsonFeb 20 – Feb 24First term
Mr S MaycockOct 17 – Oct 21First term
Mr D SoutterJul 20 – Jun 24First term
Ms M PatrickMay 17 – May 21First term
Mrs P SissonsJun 16 – Jun 24Second term
Ms E SorosJan 21 – Jan 25First term
Mr D SoutterJul 20 – Jun 24First term
The Venerable R SpringettJun 16 – Jun 24Second term
Dr Peter WarryFeb 20 – Feb 24First term
Vice-ChancellorMr S MarstonN/AN/A
Academic Staff MemberDr A MisiuraNov 18 – Nov 22First term
General Staff MemberMr D RamsayNov 18 – Nov 22First term
Academic Board MemberDr A ShafiNov 20 – Sep 23First term
Student MembersMr L BrownJun 20 – Jun 21N/A
Ms I MitchellJun 19 – Jun 21N/A
Board Apprentice
Ms J HopkinsFeb 21-Aug 23First term
Ms S PerretSep 19-Aug 21Second term

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