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University Court

Chair of Court Vacancy

Abertay University is a dynamic and forward-looking university based in Dundee, delivering excellence across a range of academic disciplines, and with a strong record of supporting the educational achievement of students from all backgrounds

The University is seeking to appoint the next Chair of its governing body, the University Court. We are looking for someone with experience of senior leadership or governance roles in private, public or third sector organisations who has a strong personal interest in, and commitment to, higher education. 
The University values equality and diversity and is particularly keen to receive applications from women, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minorities.

You would be required to make a commitment of around 30 days per year to attend meetings of Court and committees of Court plus attending additional one-off events and being generally available to the University. The position is not paid, but the University does pay travel costs and other essential expenses such as childcare.

If you would like more information on how to apply, please download the Chair of Court Applicant Brief - May. If you have any questions, please contact the University Secretary, Mrs Sheena Stewart, on 01382 308016 or email

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2017.

The University Court is the Governing Body of the University and its powers are set out in the University’s constitutional document, which is ‘The University of Abertay Dundee (Scotland) Order of Council 1994’. Court is made up of a maximum of 25 members including independent core and co-opted members, ex-officio members and staff and student members. Independent members remain an absolute majority. Court meets at least five times each year.

Additional information about Court and its Committees can be found on the following pages:

Members of Court

The members of Court for the year to 31 July 2018 - click to view

Court documents

Court documents including the Standing Orders of Court

Court Minutes

Court minutes are included here from session 2014/2015 onward.

Committees of Court

Court has formally constituted a number of Committees - find out more.

Reviewing the effectiveness of Court

Annual review of the effectiveness of Abertay Court.