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Nominations Committee

Terms of reference

  1. To make recommendations to Council in respect of appointment to the following offices: The Chancellor, The Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, The Vice-Chair of Council.
  2. To make recommendations on the overall size and composition of the Council’s membership.
  3. To make recommendations to Council in respect of the appointment of Chairs’ of Council committees.
  4. To make recommendations to the Council for the appointment of lay members of Council.
  5. To oversee and advise on the process for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor, keeping succession planning under regular review.
  6. To keep under review the periods of membership of lay members of Council and make recommendations to Council for the renewal or non-renewal of appointments.
  7. To seek nominations for new lay members of the Council and to keep under review the processes for the recruitment of Council members, ensuring equality and diversity within governance.
  8. To keep under review the membership of committees and other bodies to which Council appoints members and to appoint members to vacancies.
  9. To keep under review the skills and expertise required on Council and its sub-committees with due regard for succession planning.
  10. To keep under review the appointment of co-opted members to committees or other bodies to which Council appoints members and to recommend to Council the appointment of members to vacancies.
  11. To keep under review processes for induction, continuing development and review of lay members of Council. 

Constitution and Membership


Chair of Council  (Chair), Baroness Rebuck
Vice-Chancellor, Dr Paul Thompson
Chair of Planning & Resources Committee and Vice-Chair of Council, Caragh Merrick

Lay Council member
Two independent members of Council, appointed by the Council

Michael Birshan
Ed Williams

Quorum: Three members

Frequency of meetings:  Two meetings per year