University College Birmingham Board of Governors

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University College Birmingham Board of Governors

Board of Governors

University College Birmingham Board of Governors, The Board of Governors is the University’s governing body and it meets at least four times per year. The Board is responsible for:

  • The determination of the educational character and mission of the University, and for oversight of its activities.
  • The effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and the Corporation, and for safeguarding their assets.
  • Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure.
  • The appointment, assignment, grading, appraisal, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the Principal, the Clerk and holders of such other senior posts as the Board of Governors may determine.
  • Setting a framework for the pay and conditions of all other staff.

Members of the Board provide the University with information relating to their commercial interests and any other charities of which they are a trustee. This is held on Registers maintained by the University Secretary:

With more than 7,500 students enrolled on hugely diverse courses, the modern-day University College Birmingham is unrecognisable from the small Victorian classes to which its origins can be traced.

Today, hospitality managers, aviation executives, dazzling hairdressers and makeup artists, educators, chefs, bakers, tourism industry experts and creative entrepreneurs learn skills for life at a university hailed for its vocational training, academic achievements and cultural diversity.

The institution has earmarked in excess of £90 million on the now completed Phase 1 development, known as McIntyre House, and the neighbouring Phase 2 building in the Jewellery Quarter. The ambitious projects represent a bold statement of intent beyond the dreams of Birmingham’s early educational pioneers.