Chancellor - Governance - University of Derby

Our Chancellor

Duke of Devonshire at Graduation The Chancellor of the University of Derby Peregrine Cavendish, the 12th Duke of Devonshire

The Duke was officially installed as the University’s third Chancellor at a ceremony in The Dome, at the University’s Buxton Campus, on Tuesday 28 October 2008.

Peregrine Cavendish, who is the 12th Duke of Devonshire will complete his ten year tenure in early 2018 and his son William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington will become our fourth Chancellor.

The Chancellor is the non-executive titular head of the University who normally presides at meetings of the University Court and on ceremonial occasions. He normally chairs the meetings of the University Court, which take place three times each year. He also normally presides at the awards ceremonies which take place in Buxton, Derby and occasionally overseas.  The Chancellor is not a member of Governing Council or any of the committees of Council but he may be invited to take part in committees set up for special purposes.

Further information

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