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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.

University council

Last updated: 17 May 2021

Council is the university’s governing body and is responsible for the educational character and mission of the university, the approval of annual estimates of income and expenditure, the appointment of senior staff, and the Articles of Association (revised May 2021) that set out the formal governance arrangements of the university.

Council membership

Council currently comprises of 20 members: 14 external members and six members from the university community, including the Vice-Chancellor, members of academic and support staff and Academic Board, and the president and education of​ficers of the Students’ Union.

Council members are required to declare any interests on appointment and during their term of office. If you wish to view the register of interests, please contact Penny Gravestock, assistant secretary to council on 01242 714184.

Council and its committees

Council has created the following committees to assist in its work:

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Audit Committee –Terms of reference

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Council and Foundation Standing Group – Terms of reference

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Finance and General Purposes Committee – Terms of reference

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Governance and Nominations Committee – Terms of reference

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Remuneration and Human Resources Committee – Terms of reference

Other senior committees

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Academic Board – Terms of reference

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University Executive Committee – Terms of reference

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Academic Leadership Group – Terms of reference

Key documents

Council minutes

Contact details

For further information please contact University Secretary and Registrar, Dr Matthew Andrews.

For general enquiries relating to council, please contact:

Penny Gravestock
Assistant Secretary to Council
Fullwood House
University of Gloucestershire
The Park
Cheltenham
Glos GL50 2RH

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