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An opportunity to join the University Governing Body

(14 May 2021)

The University Council has overall responsibility for the governance and strategic planning of the University. As well as external independent members and the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Provost, it includes seven members of University staff (of which five are academic and two can be appointed from all categories of staff).

Following the end of term of office on Council of Joe Elliot, we are currently seeking one Academic staff member, details of the position are advertised on our internal jobs site here.

This opportunity allows staff to get involved at the highest level of the University’s governance and to help shape and develop the University, setting its strategic direction and having oversight of the delivery of these plans.

Please think about applying or encouraging a colleague. We value the input and engagement of our staff in these key roles. If you would like to know more about the role please contact the University Secretary ( or any of the current staff members of Council listed here.

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