Last updated: 10 October 2022
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:
(i) the determination of the educational character and mission of the University;
(ii) the approval of the annual estimates of income and expenditure;
(iii) ensuring the solvency of the University and the safeguarding of its assets;
(iv) the appointment or dismissal of the Senior Staff;
(v) the varying or revoking of the Articles of Association of the University;
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 Secretary to Council.
Chair: Appointed by Council
Vice Chair: Elected by Council
Officer: Secretary to Council
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
Minutes are held by the Secretary to Council, and published on the University website.
|Membership||Appointment Dates||Term of Office|
|External Members||Ms I Barker||Mar 20 – Feb 24||First term|
|Mr P Crichard||Jul 20 – Jul 24||First term|
|Ms N de Iongh (Chair)||May 17 – Sept 23||First term|
|Mr S Gardiner||Jun 20 – Jun 24||First term|
|Mr C Fung||May 17 – May 25||Second term|
|Mr S Mawson||Feb 20 – Feb 24||First term|
|Mr S Maycock||Oct 17 – Oct 25||Second term|
|Ms M Patrick||May 17 – May 25||Second term|
|Mrs P Sissons||Jun 16 – Jun 24||Second term|
|Ms E Soros||Jan 21 – Jan 25||First term|
|Mr D Soutter||Jul 20 – Jun 24||First term|
|The Rt Revd R Springett (Vice-Chair)||Jun 16 – Jun 24||Second term|
|Ms J Walkling||Aug 21 – Jul 25||First term|
|Dr P Warry||Feb 20 – Feb 24||First term|
|Vice-Chancellor||Mr S Marston||N/A||N/A|
|Academic Staff Member||Dr A Misiura||Nov 18 – Nov 22||First term|
|General Staff Member||Mr D Ramsay||Nov 18 – Nov 22||First term|
|Academic Board Member||Dr A Shafi||Nov 20 – Sep 23||First term|
|Student Members||Miss E Hill||Jul 22 – Jun 23||N/A|
|Miss B Timmons||Jul 22 – Jun 23||N/A|