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The Chancellor and the Pro-Chancellor

The Chancellor and the Pro-Chancellor

This page outlines the roles and responsbilities of the Chancellor and the Pro-Chancellor of the University and provides information about them.

Role of the Chancellor Cardinal Vincent Nichols

The Chancellor is the honorary Head of the University and represents the University from time-to-time in a ceremonial and ambassadorial capacity.  

The Chancellor’s role includes: 

  • acting as an ambassador of the University, promoting its activities and ethos to the wider community, both regionally and internationally
  • carrying out ceremonial duties that may normally be performed by the Vice-Chancellor or the Chancellor if either of them are not in attendance. 

In order to perform this role the Chancellor may:

  • attend graduation ceremonies
  • preside over functions, meetings, and events that are being hosted by the University
  • attend internal or external events on behalf of the University. 

Find out more about the Chancellor.


Role of the Pro-Chancellor Margaret Mizen MBE

The role of Pro-Chancellor is an honorary position within the University with a similar ceremonial and ambassadorial role to the Chancellor. The appointment is approved by the Chancellor and the Board of Governors.

Find out more about the Pro-Chancellor.


For correspondence concerning the Chancellor and the Pro-Chancellor, please contact the University Secretary,