Governance framework

Governance Structure

The Chancellor is the ceremonial figurehead of the University, who undertakes an ambassadorial role on behalf of the institution.

The University's Board of Governors has overall legal and constitutional responsibility for the conduct of the institution's affairs, in accordance with the Instrument and Articles of Government. PDF icon

The Board of Governors is supported by Committees which undertake specific tasks on its behalf, in accordance with their respective Terms of Reference.

The Board and Committee structure is shown in the accompanying diagram. PDF icon

Responsibility for executive management of the University and its day-to-day direction rests with the Vice-Chancellor, who is also the chief executive of the organisation. The Vice-Chancellor leads the University Executive Team.

Governance Principles

The Board of Governors seeks to conduct its affairs in accordance with recognised good practice in corporate governance.

In pursuit of that objective, the Board has formally adopted the Governance Code of Practice published by the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) and embraces the seven principles espoused by the Committee on Standards in Public Life.

The Board of Governors has approved and adopted a formal Code of Conduct which sets out the principles governing the conduct of its members and the members of its supporting committees.

The primary responsibilities of the Board of Governors are set out in the Financial Statements.

Modern Slavery Statement

Pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, this constitutes Nottingham Trent University's Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ended 31 July 2017.

Membership Opportunities

Nottingham Trent University is a large, vibrant, modern university with a culture that is inclusive, supportive, and focused on success.

The University's activities are overseen by a capable and highly motivated Board of Governors. The independent members of the Board of Governors and the members of its supporting committees bring a broad variety of skills and experience, usually gained at senior levels within either the private or public sectors.

Members are appointed for fixed periods. When vacancies occur, the University is keen to recruit new members who can make a similarly positive contribution to the future development of the institution. Candidates for appointment to the Board or its committees should be prepared to commit time in applying their skills and experience to the governance of the University and, in line with its strategic aims, be proactive in putting forward the University's case as regional, national and international ambassadors.

Persons interested in becoming members of the Board or its committees should contact the Clerk to the Board of Governors for further information.

Rebecca Jenkyn
Head of Governance and Legal Services
Clerk to the Board of Governors
Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street