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
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
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.
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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.
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.