Academic Board

Responsible for academic governance, academic standards and quality of the student experience.

Members and composition

The Academic Board is made up of a mix of executive and non-executive staff drawn from across the University.

Executive members

  • Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost (Deputy Chair)
  • Registrar and Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Research
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Heads of College (three)
  • Head of the Doctoral Academy
  • Representative Heads of School (three; one per college)
  • Vice-Chancellor's nominees:
    • Representative College Dean for Learning and Teaching (rotated annually)
    • Representative College Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange (rotated annually)

Non-executive members


  • Representative Professors (three; one per college)
  • Representative from those with responsibility for learning and teaching management (three; one per college)
  • Representative from teaching staff (three; one per college)
  • Representative from professional services (one)
  • Representative from technical staff (one)

Appointed by The Students' Union

  • President of The Students’ Union at UWE Bristol
  • Vice-President of The Students’ Union at UWE Bristol, on the nomination of The Students’ Union President (one; normally the Vice President Education)
  • Student Representatives (four; normally two undergraduate, one postgraduate taught, one postgraduate research)

Co-opted members

The membership can also include up to two co-opted members. Co-opted members are appointed by the Board in consultation with the Chair. Co-opted members have voting rights. 

Other staff in attendance

  • Deputy Registrar
  • Director of Library, Careers and Inclusivity
  • Director of Future Students, Communications and Marketing
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Secretary and Officer of Academic Board
  • Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the Board of Governors


A member of the Board of Governors will observe the meeting.

Other information

Committees and groups

In completing its work, Academic Board delegates responsibility to a number of sub-committees and groups.

Academic Board minutes

Minutes from board meetings including Academic Board, Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee and Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee.

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