Academic Board

The Academic Board is the senior academic committee of the University.

The Academic Board is the senior academic committee of the University, with a range of responsibilities relating to the organisation of learning and teaching, research, scholarship, academic standards, students and courses. It also advises the Board of Governors on academic and other matters, where appropriate.

The Academic Board is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.

Members of the Academic Board

  • Members of Academic Board

    • Professor E Peck, Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
    • Professor E Simmons, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Deputy Chair)
    • Professor N Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
    • S Denton, Chief Operating Office and Registrar
    • R Jenkyn, Head of Governance and Legal Services (Secretary to the Academic Board)
    • M Ratcliffe,  Academic Registrar
    • Professor M Biggs, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of College (Science and Technology)
    • B Matthews, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture) and Head of College (Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities)
    • Professor C Ryan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Head of College (Business, Law and Social Sciences)
    • A Brown, Dean - School of Arts and Humanities
    • A Knight, Dean - School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
    • Professor J Griffiths-Baker, Dean - Nottingham Law School
    • Professor M O’Neill, Dean - School of Science and Technology
    • M Marsden, Dean - School of Art and Design
    • K Moore, Dean - School of Social Sciences
    • Professor R Mortimer, Dean - Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
    • Professor B Yazdani, Dean - Nottingham Business School
    • J McNeil, Executive Dean of Learning and Teaching
    • Professor C Brown, Head of the Doctoral School
    • M Toole, Head of Libraries and Learning Resources
    • B Fox, Nottingham Trent Students’ Union President
    • A Acheampong, Nottingham Trent Students’ Union Vice President Education
    • Professor R Ackrill, elected representative for Nottingham Business School
    • Dr K Garrie, elected representative for the School of Science and Technology
    • P Collins, elected representative for the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
    • Dr K Gough, elected representative for the School of Art and Design
    • Dr J Gorry, elected representative for the School of Social Sciences
    • G Mellors, elected representative for the School of Arts and Humanities
    • E Ireton, elected representative for the Nottingham Law School
    • Dr N Ray, elected representative for the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
    • Dr S Clark, elected representative for the University’s Teaching Staff
    • E Arici, elected representative for the University’s Teaching Staff
    • T Landon, elected representative for Professional Services Staff

    In Attendance by Invitation

    • Vacancy, Head of Student Affairs
    • S Mayfield, Deputy Academic Registrar
    • S John-Lewis, Nottingham Trent Students’ Union Vice-President Postgraduate

    Details regarding the role and remit of the Academic Board are set out in the Principal Responsibilities of the Academic Board.

Supporting Committees

  • Supporting Committees

    The Academic Board is supported by a number of Committees:

    • Academic Standards and Quality Committee
    • University Research Committee
    • Validation Service Sub-Committee
    • Collaborations and Partnerships Sub-Committee
    • Cross-School Standards and Quality Sub-Committee
    • External Examiner Appointments Panel
    • Data Sub-Committee
    • Student Engagement and Academic Representation 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 for NTU staff in relation to the Academic Board can be found here.

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