Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the overall strategic direction and governance of the University.

The Board's many powers, functions, duties and responsibilities are set out in the University's Statutory Instrument, the Statement of Primary Responsibilities and the Governors' Handbook.

Details about the University's two principal committees (Board of Governors and Academic Council) can be found on our Committee pages.

Profiles of Current Governors

Board of Governors Minutes and Meetings

The Board is constituted in accordance with the University's formal committee structure.

Chair: Mr Mike Fleming

Secretary: Ms Hilary J Douglas

Powers, Functions, Composition and Duties of the Board

Information on the remit, composition, statement of primary responsibilities and code of conduct of the Board of Governors is available on the Governance webpage

Profiles of the Board of Governors


Session 2016/17


Session 2016/17

Session 2015/16


Session 2016/17

  • Thursday 23 March 2017 in H230, Health and Social Care building
  • Thursday 6 July 2017 in H230, Health and Social Care building

These meetings will commence at 1.00 pm.

Committee Papers

Board of Governors Recruitment - Nomination Form

The Nominations Committee is keen to receive nominations and build up a pool of potential external Committee members and Board applicants for the future. It is important to note that anyone nominated in this capacity, who then wishes to apply for future Board membership, would need to submit a separate application for this purpose in their own right.

Board of Governors Nomination Form (PDF 56KB)

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