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 institution.

Executive members

Vice-Chancellor (Chair)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Provost (Deputy Chair)

Pro Vice-Chancellor: Student Experience

Pro Vice-Chancellor: Research and Enterprise

Pro Vice-Chancellor/Executive Deans (four)

Director of Learning and Teaching

Director of Graduate School

Representative Heads of Department (four; one per faculty)

Vice-Chancellor's Nominees:

  • Representative Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching (rotated annually)
  • Representative Associate Dean, Research and Knowledge Exchange (rotated annually)

Non-Executive (elected) members

Representative Professors (four; one per faculty)

Representative from those with responsibility for Learning and Teaching Management (four; one per faculty)

Representative from teaching staff (four; one per faculty)

Representative from Professional Services (one)

President of Students’ Union at UWE Bristol 

Vice-President of 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

Director of Student and Academic Services

Director of Library, Careers and Inclusivity

Director of Marketing and Future Students

Chief Information Officer

Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Academic Board

Clerk and Deputy Clerk of Board of Governors


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

Any member of staff may attend the Academic Board, and, at the invite of the Chair, may contribute to the discussions.

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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