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About us

Governance

University of Essex

Council

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Help our Council reflect the diversity of our staff and students.Find out more information about the role and appointment process.

The University Council is our executive governing body, responsible for the management and administration of our revenue and property. The Council is entrusted with the proper conduct of University business in support of the objectives defined by the University Charter and Statutes:

  • strategic planning
  • financial affairs, including the annual budget
  • estates management
  • staffing matters
  • health and safety issues
  • oversight of the Students' Union

Members of Council

There are 25 members of Council, the majority of whom are external. There are currently vacancies for external members of Council. Expressions of interest should be made to the Registrar and Secretary at governance@essex.ac.uk in the first instance. The role description for members of Council provides further information about the role and its responsibilities.

Meetings of Council

Council normally meets four times a year, usually at our Colchester Campus. The dates and times of meetings of Council and it's sub-committees can be found in the University dairy of the academic year.

Council meeting minutes

Committees of Council

More information about committees

Contact details

General enquiries about Council

Dr Sonia Virdee

Deputy Secretary and Director of Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning and Change, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

Telephone 01206 874681

Email svirdee@essex.ac.uk


Council membership enquires and nominations

Bryn Morris

Registrar and Secretary

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

Telephone 01206 873000

Email registra@essex.ac.uk