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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 2021-22

Members ex officio

The Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor (David Gray)
The Vice-Chancellor (Professor Simone Buitendijk)

One representative of the Clothworkers' Company of London

  • To be confirmed

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

  • 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

  • Martin Pelan
  • Simon Thompson

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

  • Aysha Burton
  • Megan Hodgkinson

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
  • Liz Barber
  • Tom Clark
  • Seb Elsworth
  • Helen Grantham
  • Sir Roger Marsh
  • Iain Moffatt
  • Dr Yvette Oade
  • Leyla Okhai
  • 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.


    2021-22
    • 30 September 2021
    • 26 November 2021
    • 27 January 2022
    • 31 March 2022
    • 26 May 2022
    • 21 July 2022

    2022-23
    • 29 September 2022
    • 24 November 2022
    • 26 January 2023
    • 30 March 2023
    • 25 May 2023
    • 20 July 2023

    [Away days to be confirmed]





Last edited:11.08.21 (HJP)