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Board of Governors

At Middlesex, we have the backing of a committed Board of Governors, who each play an important non-executive role in the success of the University. Here, you can find out more about the responsibilities of our Governors, who they are and how you can join them on the Board.

Who are the Governors?

Our Board of Governors comprises inspiring and experienced individuals who make a notable contribution to business, academia and public life. Learn more about their background and achievements here.

How can I join?

If you would like to apply to become a Governor, then we'd love to hear from you. All members bring real insight and experience, which is relevant to the successful supervision of University affairs.

Please read on to find out more about the role and responsibilities of Governors. There are contact details at the bottom to gain more information, or follow this link to apply.

What are the practicalities of being a Governor?

  • The initial appointment is one year, which is extendable to three years by mutual consent. You may also be re-appointed for a second term
  • Governors should be willing to devote 12 to 15 days per year. This includes four Board meetings, four-six committee meetings, one away day (overnight stay included), training and induction as required, occasional invitations to corporate functions such as graduation ceremonies
  • This is an unpaid, non-executive role
  • Expenses are provided for care allowance, travel and subsistence in relation to duties undertaken as a consequence of Board membership
  • The Board encourages, supports and values diversity and welcomes nominations from all sections of the community. Nominations are particularly welcome from ethnic minority people who are currently under-represented on the Board

What are the role specifications?

As an external Governor, you'll play a key role in driving forward and strategically planning the future development of the University. The duties of the Corporation are set out in the Instrument and Articles of Government. Collectively, individual governors contribute their professional, specialist and general management skills to the Corporation in a non-executive role.

You can read more in our Model of Governance, and you can also read about the primary responsibilities of a Governor, as set out in Section 3.1 of the Articles of Government.

Further information

All nominations are considered by the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Board and shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend for interview.

Further information is available from:

Teresa Kelly
Clerk to the Board of Governors at Middlesex University
Hendon Campus
The Burroughs

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8411 6018

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