The Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the University’s governing body. The Board is the supreme authority within the University, responsible under the University’s Articles of Association for “determining the educational character and mission of the University, for stewardship of its resources and for oversight of its activities”. The Board is also responsible for the University’s compliance with the Office for Students and their regulatory framework for Higher Education in England

The Board has approved a Statement of Primary Responsibilities setting out its key responsibilities:

The Board comprises no fewer than 11 and no more than 18 governors. Governors have the legal status of company directors and are also trustees for the purposes of charity law. See Members of the Board and Co-opted Members for further information about individual governors and committee members.

The Board has delegated authority to a number of Subcommittees of the Board of Governors . The dates of meetings of the Board and its sub-committees are provided in the calendar of meetings.

Minutes of the Board of Governors meetings are published six months after the date of the meeting to which they relate, subject to redactions to remove information which is exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act. A summary of decisions by the Board is published within 10 working days of each business meeting and can be found alongside the minutes of the Board of Governors meetings.

A Register of Interests is maintained and updated annually. If you wish to inspect the Register, please contact uso@londonmet.ac.uk

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The University welcomes expressions of interest from prospective candidates for membership of the Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors is the University’s governing body. The Board is the most senior authority within the University, responsible under the University’s Articles of Association for “determining the educational character and mission of the University, for stewardship of its resources and for oversight of its activities”. The Board is also responsible for the University’s compliance with the Office for Students and its regulatory framework for Higher Education in England. For further information, see the Board’s Statement of Primary Responsibilities.

We seek a diverse range of skills derived from a range of occupations and professions, and from candidates at different points in their careers.

London Met’s Board of Governors view the University’s commitment to promoting equality as being not only a strategic imperative but a concept fundamental to the DNA of our institution. The pursuit of equity and social justice is a driver in everything we do at London Met.  In March 2021 the Board approved the adoption of the target that, to reflect the London adult population[1], 55% of the University’s Board and its sub-committees will be from a Black or minoritised background by 2025. This target forms part of the University’s Race Equity Strategic Plan. Therefore we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, women, LGBTQ+ and candidates living with a disability. Read more about our diverse community and our commitments to inclusion and equality.

For further information about the University and becoming a governor please email n.lefaou@londonmet.ac.uk.

[1] England and Wales Census 2011