About University Council
Advising and influencing key decisions and strategy ...
University Council is a key component of the University’s governance structure, critiquing, debating and ratifying decisions which shape the future of the University. Council plays a critical role in challenging University decisions, influencing strategy and supporting the work of the University’s Executive Board which is made up of a small group of executive colleagues.
Members of Council are drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds. Members include senior managers and academics from the University, external members including University alumni, leading local, national and international business men and women and representatives from the University’s vibrant student body. Together they help to advise the University by focusing on:
Furthermore, members of Council act as ambassadors for the University. As a body of high profile and influential individuals, Council members effectively represent the University in the local community, amongst staff and students, and through international networks and representative bodies.
The formal business of Council takes place through six meetings every year, and through working groups specialising in specific areas of the University business. Informally, however, Council members may also choose to represent the University at key events such as awards and graduation ceremonies, openings and launches, and key community events.