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Governance and Executive Support

Heads of Department

The process for the appointment of new Heads of Department is overseen by Governance and Executive Support.

The role of the Head of Department is set out in the Standing Orders of Senate and Council (J7). The Head of Department is also the Chair of the Board of Studies, whose responsibilities are also set out in the Standing Orders of Senate and Council (J4).

Current Heads of Department

A list of all current Heads of Department, and where already appointed their successors, is available in the University Calendar.

Appointment of Heads of Department

The process for the appointment of Heads of Department is governed by the Standing Orders of Senate and Council (J8), and is set out diagrammatically below.

The necessary form can be downloaded here.