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Structure and Governance

Structure and Governance

Let us introduce you to the teams that lead Newcastle University.

University Structure

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Leadership

Professor Chris Day is our Vice-Chancellor and President. Professor Day works with the Executive Board to oversee the running of the University. 

The Principal Officers work for the Vice-Chancellor and President to manage areas of the University, such as Research, Finance and Education.

We are very proud that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II holds the role of Visitor to Newcastle University. This is an official and ceremonial position that contributes to the governance of the University.

Governance

We are governed by five committees, known as statutory bodies.

Meet the statutory bodies of the University:

  • Council - the governing body
  • Senate - the academic decision-makers
  • Court - an advisory board
  • Convocation – this team represents the Alumni
  • Academic Board – making decisions for academic and professional staff

Executive Board

The University is led and managed by the Vice-Chancellor and President, and the Executive Board which is made up of senior staff from across the University.

Principal Officers

Principal officers, comprised of members of University staff and non-University officers, assist with the governance and management of the University.

Transparent about what we spend

We are open about our finances. Find out about our financial management and how we are addressing the gender pay gap by visiting our Transparency page.

Charity status

Newcastle University is an exempt charity. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that are exempt charities are regulated by the Office for Students.

The Office for Students performs this role on behalf of the Charity Commission in order to meet the requirements of the Charities Act 2011. Find out more about our charity status and trustees.