Vice Chancellor

Professor Nick Petford DSc

Nick Petford - Vice Chancellor

In accordance with the Articles of Government, the Vice Chancellor is responsible for:

The Vice Chancellor’s leadership of the staff involves the line management of the Chief Operating Officer, the Executive Dean, the Dean of Academic Partnerships and Dean of Research and Innovation and the Deans of our Academic Faculties. The Vice Chancellor also chairs the University Management Team, which meets fortnightly.

The current organisational structure of the University is available for download.

The Vice Chancellor is designated an officer of the University in a position established by the Instrument and Articles and the University Bye-laws; and is a senior post holder. The Vice Chancellor is ex officio both the Chair of the University Senate and a Governor, being the only member of the University Management Team on the Board of Governors. The Vice Chancellor is also the Accounting Officer under the arrangements for access to public funds supervised through the regulator, the Office for Students.


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