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Bring a student viewpoint and perspective to our Governing body

  • 23 June 2021
  • 4 min read

Our Governors play a key part in driving us forward and strategically planning our future development. In 2021/2022 the Board will comprise of 18 Governors. Twelve are appointed from outside the University and six are appointed from within the University community, including an UPSU Elected Officer (ex-officio) and one Student Governor. 

There is a vacancy for a Student Governor to begin the role from Autumn 2021. Any student who will be enrolled during the 2021/2022 year is eligible to apply. If you feel you have the necessary skills, interest and time to spare then this is your chance to be part of the Governing body! An insight into the range of topics discussed and the decisions made by the Board can be found by reading the information on the Board webpages.


If you want to apply, then now is your chance! All applications are welcomed from registered students of the University of Portsmouth: whether undergraduate or postgraduate. The Board encourages diversity and welcomes nominations from all sections of the community. Please note that this an unpaid post.


The process of appointment is the same as that used to recruit External Governors. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview to ascertain who has the best skills fit for the Board at this time. A one-year or two-year term of appointment is usually appropriate, and the term of appointment will be considered on a case by case basis, depending on individual circumstances.

Further information and an application form is contained within this pack.

Deadline for applications

Applications must be received by close of play on Monday 26 July 2021 with the interviews likely to be held via video conferencing in the following weeks.

More information

For more information or if you have any queries about the process, please contact and one of the Corporate Governance team will contact you.