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The University Council looks after:

  • Academic Governance & Student Outcomes
  • Audit & Risk Management
  • Nominations & Governance Review
  • Planning & Resources
  • Senior Salaries
  • University Mission

The Council is comprised of foundation members:

  • The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Chester
  • The Very Reverend the Dean of Chester
  • The Vice-Chancellor
  • The Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Nine members with experience in the professions, commercial, industrial or educational life

And non-foundation members:

  • The President of the Students' Union
  • One member of the Academic Staff
  • One member of the support staff
  • Seven persons with experience in the professions, commercial, industrial or educational life

The University of Chester is always seeking to recruit new members of its University Council, or Governing Body. Council members are a highly dedicated group of local people who work on a voluntary basis to set the University’s mission, vision and character, and to oversee its progress, financial health and the quality of all it does.

Further details of the role of a member of the University Council can be found here.

The University of Chester is partnering with Nurole, the leading board-level hiring platform, for these Council Member appointments. To find out more and apply you will need to request Nurole membership, which is free and completely confidential, here. Nurole may not grant access to all membership requests but if any assistance is needed please contact Alternatively, for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact

The University Council particularly welcomes applications from members of ethnic minority groups, from women and from people with a disability.

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