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Nottingham Trent University appoints Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has appointed Caroline Wayman as Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the NTU Board of Governors.

Caroline Wayman
Caroline Wayman

Caroline will be succeeding the current Chair, Neil Goulden, when he concludes his term in office in October 2023.

Caroline is a current member of the Board of Governors and works as a partner in Financial Services at PA Consulting. Formerly the Chief Ombudsman and Chief Executive of the Financial Ombudsman Service, Caroline was also a member of the Board and Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee of the Crown Prosecution Service. She was the Senior Independent Director there until June 2022, having joined the board in June 2018.

Neil Goulden, Chair of the NTU Board of Governors and Pro-Chancellor said: “We are delighted to welcome Caroline as the new Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors. Caroline has been doing fantastic work since she joined us as a Board member in 2020 and NTU will really benefit from her leadership and experience in this role. I wish Caroline the best of luck with this new position.”

Caroline Wayman commented: “I am delighted to be appointed to this role and look forward to helping the University to go from strength to strength. I would like to thank Neil Goulden for his fantastic support and look forward to working closely with him over the next year.”

The Board of Governors oversees all of the University’s activities and has legal and constitutional responsibility for the conduct of NTU’s affairs.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was awarded The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023 and ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with nearly 39,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data). It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    NTU is ranked 4th most sustainable university in the world and 1st in the UK for sustainability-themed Education and Research in the 2021 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Nottingham Trent University appoints Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors

Published on 27 September 2022
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