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About us

Governance

University of Essex

Court

The Court of the University of Essex is a formal body, established under Charter and Statutes, which encourages local stakeholders to have an active interest in the University, be formally associated with it and comment on how we operate. An annual meeting of Court is attended by invited stakeholders including our alumni and local MPs. The annual meeting is usually chaired by the Chancellor of the University and provides an opportunity for Court members to network and to meet with members of the University community and other stakeholders.

The Court processes involve:

  • the annual meeting of Court
  • discussion of the Vice-Chancellor's report on the workings and sustainability of the University since the last meeting, and
  • awarding Honorary Fellowships

Notice of next meeting

The next annual meeting of the Court of the University of Essex will take place at Wivenhoe Park, Colchester Campus, during the afternoon of Friday 10 June 2016.

Contact the Events Team at events@essex.ac.uk for more information.

Members

The Court has currently around 250 members, including:

  • senior University office holders;
  • members of academic staff and students; and
  • a wide range of external members.

External members are appointed by the Council, the University's governing body, on the recommendation of its Nominations Committee.

Court members are appointed on the basis of their interests, expertise or other connections with the University. We aim to ensure that members are broadly representative of the local community. There are no formal obligations or duties on members as such, but we hope that Court members will take an active interest in the life of our University, promote the University and its interests in the local and wider region, and attend the annual meeting on a regular basis.

Court Review

As part of our commitment to the effective delivery of the University's strategic objectives and to our wide range of stakeholders and supporters represented on Court, we recently undertook a review of Court.

Contact details

Court membership and meetings enquiries

Nicky Jackson

Governance Assistant

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

Telephone 01206 872067

Room 5.602 (Rab Butler Building)

Email governance@essex.ac.uk


General enquiries about any aspect of Court

Dr Daniela Wachsening

Governance Officer

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

Telephone 01206 874195

Room 5.602 (Rab Butler Building)

Email governance@essex.ac.uk


Deputy Secretary

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