Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the University's supreme governing body and board of charity trustees. It operates within the framework provided by the Charter and Statutes and the legal and regulatory framework to which the University is subject.

Responsibilities and terms of reference

The primary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees are set out in Ordinance 1.

All Board members are expected to comply with the role description and code of conduct as set out in Ordinance 1.

Membership

Find out more about board membership and diversity monitoring.

Attendees

The following people attend meetings of the Board of Trustees:

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Head of Governance and Executive Support

Other members of University staff may be asked to attend for relevant items.

Board Secretary

Post-holder: Registrar and University Secretary
Email: governance@bristol.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)117 42 83168

Committees of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has several committees which undertake specific responsbilities. ‌

F‌ind out committee meeting dates and paper submission deadlines

Joint committees of the Board of Trustees and Senate

Committees report jointly to the Board of Trustees and Senate. 

Honorary Degrees Committee

The Honorary Degrees Committee recommends candidates for honorary degrees and honorary fellowships.

Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies. 

Meeting dates and paper submission deadlines

View paper submission guidance

  • Friday 24 September 2021, 9am 
    (Paper deadline 7 September 2021)
  • Friday 19 November 2021, 9am
    (Paper deadline 2 November 2021)
  • Friday 4 February 2022, 9am
    (Paper deadline 18 January 2022)
  • Thursday 31 March 2022, 9am – development day
  • Friday 1 April 2022, 9am
    (Paper deadline 15 March 2022)
  • Friday 27 May 2022, 9am
    (Paper deadline 10 May 2022)
  • Friday 8 July 2022, 9am
    (Paper deadline 26 June 2022)

Annual reports

2021/22

Reports from this year will be added as they become available.

2020/21

Reports for this year will be added as they become available:

  • Academic Quality and Standards Annual Report
  • Annual Report and Financial Statements
  • Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee Annual Report
  • Health and Safety Annual Report
  • Remuneration Committee Annual Report

2019/20

2018/19

Agendas and minutes

Download agendas and minutes from previous Board of Trustees meetings.

2021/22

Agendas and minutes from this year will be added as they become available.

2020/21

2019/20

2018/19

Register of interests

The University maintains a register of interests of members of the Board of Trustees, members of the Committees of the Board of Trustees, members of the University Executive Board and members of the University Management Team.

The Register of Interests (PDF, 187kB) is available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you have any queries in relation to the register of interests, email governance@bristol.ac.uk.

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