The University of Nottingham is a corporation formed by Royal Charter and holds charitable status. Two main bodies are involved in the governance of the University:
The day-to-day management of the University is the responsibility of University Executive Board.
The University's governing body is the Council, which meets five times a year. It approves the strategic plans of the University and is ultimately responsible for its finances, buildings and staff.
It approves all major developments and receives regular reports from Executive Officers, and is required to present audited financial statements. The Council is made up of:
- 14 external members
- two student members
- 9 academic members
- the Registrar is Secretary to the Council
Find out more about the University Council
The academic authority of the University is the Senate, which meets three times a year. Its responsibility is to direct and regulate teaching and examinations, and to promote research. The Senate is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and its membership includes:
- all Heads of Schools
- elected representatives of professors
- non-professorial staff
- student representatives
University Executive Board
The University’s Executive Board meets monthly and comprises:
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor
- Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellors
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Estates and Facilities Officer
- Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
- Chief Information Officer
- Director of Human Resources
- Chief Student Management Officer
Support for the governance of the University is provided by the Registrar's Department.
Global Strategy 2020
Our Global Strategy 2020 articulates the University's mission, vision and guiding principles. It sets out how we will build on our rich assets and strong achievements to meet the challenges the University will face over the next five years, and how we will sustain our position as one of the leading universities in the world.