The Council is the supreme governing body of the University. It has a collective responsibility to promote the University’s well-being and, in particular, for the proper management and financial solvency of the institution. Major policy decisions, as well as corporate strategy, are also subject to its approval.

The Council has a majority of lay members (neither employees nor students of the University), and includes among its members representatives of staff and students.

Keele has two Governor Apprentices to support the next generation of diverse board talent.  In 2021-2022 two apprentices joined Council in an observer capacity and you can read about Lucy's experience here.


For a member of Council and the Audit & Risk Committee

We currently have a vacancy for a lay member of the University Council and the Audit & Risk Committee.
For further details and how to apply please click here.
Closing date: 1st July 2022
Date of interviews: 13th July 2022
Start date: 1st September 2022

If you require any further information please contact Fiona Dumbelton.

University Council dates

  • Thursday 7th - Friday 8th April 2022
  • Thursday 7th July 2022
  • Thursday 15th September 2022 (Joint Council and Senate)