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Terms of Reference

In summary, the Council has a commitment to meet the obligations placed on the University as a charity, and as a body in receipt of public funds. It also has a collective responsibility to promote the University's wellbeing and to ensure its sustainability. Its specific responsibilities include:

  • corporate strategy, plans and budgets
  • corporate policy and major business decisions
  • establishing the framework for governance and management
  • monitoring institutional and executive performance

For a full and comprehensive outline of the Council's terms of reference, please refer to its Statement of Primary Responsibilities


Membership 2019-20

Members ex officio

The Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor (Mr David Gray)
The Vice-Chancellor (Sir Alan Langlands)

One representative of the Clothworkers' Company of London

  • Michael Howell

Four members of Faculties to be elected from such constituencies and under such regulations as may be determined from time to time by the Council on the advice of the Senate

  • Ms Vicky Blake
  • Professor Pam Jones
  • Professor Robert Kelsall
  • Dr Mark Taylor-Batty

Two members of support staff from such constituencies and under such regulations as may be determined from time to time by the Council

  • Miss Rachael Brown
  • Martin Pelan

Two students to be chosen in such manner as may be determined from time to time by the Council

  • Lauren Huxley
  • Abiha Khan

Twelve members, not being students of the University or members of Faculty, provided that at any time at least four of the fourteen lay members of the Council shall be alumni (as may be defined from time to time under Ordinance)

  • Ed Anderson
  • Mrs Liz Barber
  • Tom Clark
  • Seb Elsworth
  • Ms Helen Grantham
  • Roger Marsh, OBE
  • Iain Moffatt
  • Dr Yvette Oade
  • Ms Leyla Okhai
  • Geoffrey Potter
  • Mrs Janet Sheriff
  • Tim Smith

 

For the current Register of Interests of members of Council, please click here.

To view the pen-portraits of members of the Council, please click here.

 

Dates of meetings

Meetings of the Council usually take place on Thursdays at 4pm.


    2019-20
    • 26 September 2019
    • 28 November 2019
    • 2 December 2019 (Away Day)
    • 30 January 2020
    • 26 March 2020
    • 27 April 2020 (Away Day)
    • 28 May 2020
    • 23 July 2020

    2020-21
    • 24 September 2020
    • 18 November 2020 (Away Day)
    • 26 November 2020
    • 28 January 2021
    • 25 March 2021
    • 15 April 2021 (Away Day)
    • 27 May 2021
    • 22 July 2021




 

(HJP - 8 August 2019)