Membership of Governing Council

The Governing Council consists of at least 15 and no more than 24 members, of whom a majority shall be independent and shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • In recognition of the historical contribution of the Church of England to the University, at least one Independent Governor will be appointed by the Council following consideration of a recommendation for appointment by the Lord Bishop of Derby.
  • The Vice-Chancellor, for as long as s/he holds office as the Vice-Chancellor 
  • Two members of academic staff put forward by the Academic Board
  • Two further staff, one of whom is a non-academic member of staff
  • Two student Governors put forward by the Students’ Union