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The University Council

University Council – supporting and guiding the University of Southampton.

The University’s governing body is the Council, which meets six times a year. It approves the strategic plans of the University and is ultimately responsible for its finances, buildings and staff.

It approves all major development and receives regular reports from the Vice-Chancellor and the Executive Management Team, and is responsible for ensuring that audited financial statements are produced for each financial year. 

The Council is made up of:

The Council has a key role to play in stewardship of the University, guiding the strategy and providing challenge to the Management Team. They are also ambassadors of the University helping the educational and research activities to be world renowned.

Council members

Dr Gill Rider Philip Greenish Graeme Hobbs
Professor Sir Christopher Snowden Dr Bashir Lwaleed Dame Judith Macgregor
Peter Hollins Professor S Mark Spearing Ms Flora Noble
Professor James Vickers Dr David Price Dr Alison Vincent
Adrian Reyes-Hughes Mr Guy Berruyer William Shannon
Professor Rachel Mills Professor Philippa Reed Francesca Barnes


Committees of the Council

The Council has a number of committees. The committees hold delegated responsibility for decision-making or consultation in specific areas.

Download PDFs of the terms of reference of the Council committees.

The Council is made up of 5 different classes of membership:

The confirmed, unrestricted/non-confidential minutes of Council meetings are publicly available and copies can be obtained by emailing the Clerk to Council.

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