Chancellor nominations

Who should be the first Chancellor of Hartpury University and Hartpury College?

The role of a Chancellor

A Chancellor is typically the ceremonial head of a University and/or College. As part of its ongoing journey and development, Hartpury University and Hartpury College is seeking nominations for its inaugural Chancellor to fulfil this honorary position.

The public profile of the Chancellor will both represent and reflect the values of Hartpury University and Hartpury College; two outstanding specialist organisations, working together as Hartpury committed to working side-by-side on one campus, with a shared mission.

Nomination process

Hartpury welcomes all Chancellor nominations, made by anyone within or outside of the University and/or College. Nominees should meet the required criteria and characteristics, as detailed below.

All nominations will be considered by an appointment panel and approved by the Board of Governors.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday 11 April 2023.

Complete nomination form

The key responsibilities of Hartpury’s Chancellor

  • Help Hartpury to promote its achievements and enhance its profile regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Host or participate in a number of Hartpury’s activities with students, staff, alumni and other stakeholders.
  • Preside over the University's degree congregations (degree ceremonies).
  • Preside over the College’s Prize Day ceremonies.

The characteristics of Hartpury’s Chancellor

  • Has demonstrated excellence and achieved outstanding distinction in their field, inspiring an enduring respect from a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Shows genuine affection for, and interest in, people from all walks of life, coupled with a warm personality and ability to engage effectively with a wide range of different stakeholder groups.
  • Embraces Hartpury’s values and mission and, in particular, recognises the importance of higher education, further education, learning and research.
  • Has public presence for ceremonial and other events and a proficiency in public speaking.
  • Does not currently participate in politics or could be perceived as being too overtly political.
  • May be a local, national or international figure.
  • Willing to enthusiastically support  Hartpury in its philanthropic, alumni relations and external partnership activities.

Term of role: Five years, with opportunity for renewal (maximum overall term 10 years).

The Chancellor will be supported in the role through ongoing dialogue with Hartpury to help shape their engagement to reflect their individual strengths and interests, and to ensure a mutual ongoing alignment of values.

Nomination form