Opportunities for involvement in University life

Current opportunities

There are currently the following vacancies:


The Nominations Committee of Court

The Nominations Committee of Court identifies suitable individuals to serve as lay members on the University's Board of Trustees.  The committee is composed of eight members, including two members elected by Court.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the University and as such has ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the University by ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it was established.

The primary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees are set out in its Statement of Primary Responsibilities (PDF, 48kB) and were approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on 2 October 2015.

Committees to the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is supported by various committees, details of which can be found on the University's governance webpages.

A key part of the University's Vision and Strategy is to ensure that decision-making processes work across the University in a transparent, consultative and collaborative way and with appropriate delegation and empowerment. We promote open, informed and constructive debate in the Board of Trustees and the Board of Trustees' committees. Through our long-term commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity, we seek to ensure that the Board of Trustees and its committees comprise a diverse, representative, informed and engaged membership.

Denis Burn, Chair of the Board of Trustees


If you would like any further information, please contact the Governance Team at governance@bristol.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 (0)117 331 8084.