Chancellorship of the University

Staff and students are invited to nominate a new Chancellor to succeed Lord (Melvyn) Bragg.

Lord Bragg will complete his third term of office as Chancellor of the University in 2012, when he will have served for twelve years.   The Committee on the Chancellorship  established to advise the University Council on the nomination of a successor to Lord Bragg has been invited to seek to identify an individual who is able to satisfy at least most of the following qualities:

  • associated in public perception with excellence and achievement in research, scholarship, education, the creative arts, public service, medicine and health, social progress, business and the economy, government, administration or any other area of human activity of lasting value and significance
  • sympathetic to - and perhaps personally symbolic of - the values of a University like Leeds
  • available and accessible
  • able to comment authoritatively on higher education issues whilst being above partisan controversy.

The Committee is now seeking nominations from staff and students which take into account these qualities.   Nominations, preferably made by email and including a short supporting statement, should be forwarded to Melody Mellor, Head of Governance Support, Secretariat (, to reach her by Friday, 4 March 2011.

Enquiries should be directed to Helen Pickersgill in the Secretariat in the first instance (0113 343 4036 or

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