Office of the Vice-Chancellor

The day-to-day running of the University is the responsibility of the Vice-Chancellor, our Chief Executive and Academic Head.

The Office of the Vice-Chancellors is a Professional Strategic Business Unit (SBU) which brings together a number of teams which support a range of corporate activity.

The Office includes the:

View a list of other key staff in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.

Key teams

A number of key corporate teams complete the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. These include:

Equality Office

The Equality Office supports the University to promote equality, value diversity and maintain an inclusive ethos of dignity and respect for everyone.

Corporate work includes:

  • advising on equality legal requirements and best practice.
  • developing equality policies, priorities and action plans.
  • delivering training and running awareness events.

Governance Services

Governance Services manages and administers central committees and boards within the University's formal governance structure (Board of Governors, Academic Board, UH Holdings Limited (group)), is responsible for the formal written record of the business conducted and for a range of other corporate functions such as the Charitable Trust, compliance, the regulatory framework, calendars, elections, etc.

Governance Services has a key role in helping to ensure the continued good governance of the institution.

Governance Services is a service provider for staff across the whole University and the Governance Services team is always available to provide assistance and advice wherever possible.

People, Development and Change

The People, Development and Change office assist in the development and delivery of the University’s strategy by driving fitness for purpose and continuous improvement across the University and running the University’s activities related to business risk management.

Internal Audit Services

Internal Audit Services provide the University's Board of Governors, Vice-Chancellor and other managers with assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, value for money, and control and governance arrangements.

Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre (LTIC)

The Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre (LTIC) drives the strategic development, implementation and enhancement of educational practice across the University.

Our mission is to: 'Inspire innovation; learn and share what is possible and support the development of excellent educational experiences for our students.'

The LTIC provides the focus for developing and inspiring individual teachers, programmes and courses as well as helping to shape the online environment to support the learning and teaching agenda of the University across current and new modes of delivery.

Legal and Compliance Services

Legal and Compliance Services provide legal advice and support to the University Schools and central departments.

Occupational Health and Safety Office

The Health, Safety and Sustainability Team provide the University's Board of Governors and Vice-Chancellor with assurance that there are safety and sustainability management arrangements across the University. Additionally, the team provide support to staff with Occupational Health and Staff wellbeing.

The office provides a wide range of services including advisory, training, liaising with enforcing authorities (HSE, Fire Service and Environment Agency) on behalf of the senior managers and the University community.

Policy Office

The Policy Office provide strategic advice to the Vice-Chancellor and senior team, influencing current thinking and policy development and helping to raise the profile of the University by building relationships in political circles.