Find out about what's involved with being a governor at
the University of Wolverhampton.
The Board of Governors has responsibility for ensuring that
there are in place measures for effective management of the
University of Wolverhampton and for planning its future
Governors are not managers of University business however -
that is the remit of the Vice-Chancellor. You will operate at
a strategic level in determining the University's mission and
ensuring this is done in a financially prudent way
thereby helping drive the University forward. See a full role
description for member of Board of Governors (PDF -
50k - opens in new window).
The Board meets on a regular basis at least four times a year,
usually on Thursday evenings. There are also strategic “away
day” sessions and events at the University, such as the degree
Being a Governor is a chance to give something back to the
community and influence the regeneration of the region. It offers
the chance to expand your skills base and inter-act with other
The University's Board consists of individuals from a diverse
range of backgrounds. It is important to have a real interest in
higher education and Governors are encouraged to understand the
academic work and profile of the University.
Being a Governor is very much a learning process. Everyone has
their own individual skills but essential qualities are integrity,
commitment, objectivity and leadership. Appointments are made
only following a careful evaluation and matching of personal and
professional skills with the needs of the Board.
Naturally, these needs for particular skills may
change over time so any mismatch today would not necessarily mean a
mismatch in the future and the appointments process may therefore
be a protracted one.
If you're interested in becoming a Governor then call 01902
322626 and arrange a no obligation visit to the University.
Read the role
description (PDF - 49k - opens in new window)
and if you wish to pursue your interest further, send a
brief CV to the Secretary to the Board and Director of
Corporate Governance, University of Wolverhampton, MA Building,
Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY.
Don't forget to include a statement about why you would like to
participate in University governance and what particular personal
and professional skills you could bring to bear for the benefit of
All expressions of interest are considered by the Nominations
Committee of the Board at least annually and shortlisted applicants
are interviewed by the Vice-Chancellor and the Chairman of the
Board of Governors before any decision on appointment is
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