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Academic Board

The Academic Board is the senior academic committee of the University. It has a range of responsibilities relating to the organisation of learning and teaching, research, scholarship, academic standards, students and courses.

The Academic Board also advises the Board of Governors on academic and other matters, where appropriate.

The Academic Board is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.

Ex-Officio members

NameRole
Professor E Peck  Vice-Chancellor, Chair
Professor S Huttly  Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development and Performance), Deputy Chair
S Denton Chief Operating Officer and Registrar 
J McNeil Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education)
Professor C Ryan Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) 
V Fanning Academic Registrar
A Brown Executive Dean of School of Arts and Humanities and EDI
J Chapman Executive Dean of Nottingham Law School
Dr A Knight Executive Dean of School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment (ADBE) 
M Marsden Executive Dean of School of Art & Design
Professor D Scott  Executive Dean of School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences (ARES)
Professor M O’Neill Executive Dean of School of Science and Technology
Professor S Owen Executive Dean of School of Social Sciences
Professor B Yazdani Executive Dean of Nottingham Business School
Professor N Hayes Executive Dean for Graduate Outcomes
Dr K Charles Executive Dean of Learning and Teaching
Dr R Smith McGloin Director of Doctoral School and Research Operations
D Hetherington Chief Data Officer (Confetti)
P Maggs Director of Libraries and Learning Resources
B Wills Nottingham Trent Students’ Union President
K Hancox Nottingham Trent Students’ Union Vice President, Education

Elected members

One member of the teaching staff of each Academic School elected by the teaching staff of that Academic School. Tenure of three years for the period 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2025.
NameTitle
A Gritt Elected member for the School of Arts and Humanities
C Coffey Elected member for the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
E Locke Elected member for Nottingham School of Art & Design
B Simpson Elected member for the School of Science and Technology
Dr S Broadberry Elected member for the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Dr M Ridgway Elected member for Nottingham Business School
M Harris Elected member for the School of Social Sciences
Dr E Ireton Elected member for Nottingham Law School
Two members of teaching staff elected by the teaching staff of the University. Tenure of three years for the period 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2025.
NameTitle
Dr E Arici Elected member for the University’s Teaching Staff
A Tate Elected member for the University’s Teaching Staff
One member of the permanent professional services staff elected by the permanent professional services staff as a whole.  Tenure of three years for the period 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2025.
NameTitle
C James Elected member for the Professional Services Staff

Attendance by invitation

NameRole
S Baldwin Head of Student Support Services
R C Jenkyn Head of Governance and Legal Services, Secretary
S Mayfield Head of Mansfield HE Hub
A O'Hara Nottingham Students’ Union Vice President, Postgraduate

Designated alternate members

NameRole
J Davies Alternate member for Executive Dean of School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
N Goddard Alternate member for Confetti
N Brown Alternate member for Executive Dean of School of Art & Design
Professor R Bull Alternate member for Executive Dean of School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
M Currie Alternate member for Executive Dean of Nottingham Business School
M Homewood Alternate member for Executive Dean of Nottingham Law School
K Love Alternate member for Executive Dean of School of Social Sciences
Professor M McAlinden Alternate member for Executive Dean of School of Science and Technology
Dr D Grewcock Alternate member for Executive Dean of School of Arts and Humanities
Dr S Lamb Designated Alternate member(s) for Executive Dean of Learning and Teaching
C Royle Designated Alternate member for School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Dr M Chadwick Designated Alternate member for Nottingham Law School
M Monahan Designated Alternate member for School of Social Sciences
D Hindley Designated Alternate member for School of Science and Technology
N Brown Designated Alternate member for Nottingham School of Art & Design
Dr S Nachmias Designated Alternate member for Nottingham Business School
R Challen  Designated Alternate member for School of Arts and Humanities
R Goodall Designated Alternate member for School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
M Welaratne Designated Alternate member for Professional Services Staff Representative
TBC Designated Alternate member for Head of Libraries and Learning Resources

Supporting Committees

The Academic Board is supported by a number of Committees:

  • Academic Standards and Quality Committee
  • University Research and Innovation Committee
  • University Internationalisation Committee
  • Validation Service Sub-Committee
  • Collaborations and Partnerships Sub-Committee
  • Cross-School Standards and Quality Sub-Committee
  • External Examiner Appointments Panel
  • Student Engagement and Academic Representation Steering Group
  • Success for All Steering Group
  • University Research Degrees Committee
  • School Academic Standards and Quality Committees

Section 1 of the University's Quality Handbook provides more details on these committees, including terms of reference and members.

If you have any queries regarding the Academic Board, please email us.

Further information regarding the Academic Board can be found in the Terms of Reference for 2021-22.

NTU staff can find out more about the Academic Board on Sharepoint.