Academic Board


What the board does

The Academic Board is responsible for overseeing the standards of the University's awards and for the development of its academic activities. A number of Standing Committees and Panels report to it, including Academic Development Committee (ADC) and Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC). For further details about Academic Board's responsibilities please see the Terms of Reference below.


Terms of reference

Click here to read the terms of reference for the Academic Board. These outline the constitution, membership, quorum, duties and reporting procedures for the committee. 

Academic Board - Terms of Reference

Who's who

Meet our members

The members of the Academic Board are:

  • The Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
  • The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Deputy Chair) 
  • The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Teaching and Student Experience 
  • The Pro Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and International
  • The Deans of Faculty
  • The Head of Quality and Academic Standards
  • The Head of Library, Data Protection & Freedom of Information Officer
  • The Head of Registry Services (Secretary)
  • The Head of Student Support
  • The Head of Technology and Information
  • The President and Deputy President of the Students’ Union

The membership also includes:

  • Two members of academic staff, excluding Senior Management Group members and academic managers, elected by and from the academic staff of each Faculty: and
  • One member of the University’s support staff community elected by and from that community.

See also the Procedures for Appointment of Members.


Academic Board

Academic Board oversees the following groups:

  • Honorary Degrees Advisory Panel
  • Professorial Advisory Panel
  • Academic Development Committee (ADC)
  • Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC)
  • Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee
  • Student Experience Council (SEC)
  • Research Committee
  • Postgraduate Research Degrees Panel
  • Research Ethics Panel