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Kingston University Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the strategic direction of the University, including:

  • determining its educational character and mission;
  • overseeing its financial viability; and
  • making key policy decisions about the running of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor and his team then implement these decisions.

Board members are expected to act in accordance with an agreed Code of Conduct which includes abiding by the seven principles of public life as identified in the Government's Nolan Report: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership.

The Board is supported by the University Clerk, Andrew Boggs, and the Corporate Governance and Committees Unit.

Governing documents

Who is on the Board?

There are 14 members of the Board of Governors.

  • Nine independent members
  • One co-opted member
  • One academic nominee
  • One non-teaching staff nominee
  • One student nominee
  • The Vice-Chancellor

Board meetings

View the Board of Governor's Terms of reference (PDF) and the minutes of the Board of Governor's meetings.

How does the Board make decisions?

The Board acts on its own and through its five committees, each of which includes at least three Board members:

2021/22 Board of Governors and Sub-Committee dates

September 2021

  • Wednesday 22 September, 9–10:30am, Nominations and Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 29 September, 9am–5pm, Board of Governors

October 2021

  • Friday 15 October, 9–11am, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee

November 2021

  • Wednesday 3 November, 9–11am, Academic Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 10 November, 9am–12 noon, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
  • Tuesday 16 November, 9–11am, Remuneration Committee
  • Wednesday 17 November, 9–11am, Finance Committee
  • Wednesday 24 November, 9am–12 noon, Board of Governors

January 2022

  • Thursday 27 January, 9–11am, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee

February 2022

  • Wednesday 23 February, 9–10am, Finance Committee

March 2022

  • Wednesday 2 March, 9–11am, Academic Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 9 March, 9–11am, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
  • Wednesday 23 March, 9am–12 noon, Board of Governors

April 2022

  • Wednesday 27 April, 9–11am, Finance Committee

May 2022

  • Wednesday 11 May, 9–11am , Board of Governors*
  • Tuesday 17 May, 9–11am, Remuneration Committee
  • Monday 23 May, 9–11am, Nominations & Governance Committee

June 2022

  • Wednesday 8 June, 9–11am, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
  • Wednesday 15 June, 9–11am, Finance Committee
  • Wednesday 22 June, 9–11am, Academic Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 29 June, 3–6pm, Board of Governors

* Meeting to be confirmed

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000