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About Court

The Court is the governing body of the University with responsibility for determining its strategic direction, institutional values and overall sustainability. The overarching purpose of governance in higher education is to promote the enduring success, integrity and probity of institutions, as set out in the Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance. Higher Education Institutions are legally independent corporate bodies that have a common purpose to provide teaching and research. They also have an important role in helping to drive economic growth through their world-class research, partnerships with business and industry, and provision of a skilled graduate workforce. The Court has ultimate responsibility for all of the affairs of the institution.

More information about Court

Lay member of Court

From time to time there are vacancies for lay members of Court.   If you are interested in being a lay member of Court, further information is available in our further information pack.

Lay member of Ethics Committee

There is currently a vacancy for a lay member of the Ethics Committee, as Chair of the General University Ethics Panel (GUEP). Expressions of interest are sought from individuals with some expertise in research ethics and in research more generally and with experience of working at a senior level within the commercial, industrial or public sector. Experience or expertise in an area of activity in which the University has an academic discipline and a demonstrable interest in the University of Stirling and its future development would be advantageous.

For further information about becoming a lay member of the Ethics Committee see the Ethics Chair Further Information Pack

Lay positions on Court and ethics committees are unremunerated although expenses relating to University business will be reimbursed. Appointments are for a three-year term initially.

The University seeks to represent all the communities it serves. Expressions of interest from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups are particularly welcomed. 

To apply to be a lay member of Court or Chair of an ethics committee please send a full CV with a supporting statement. Please highlight how your skills and experience match the role outline. Candidates are asked to provide the names of two referees who may be contacted before the nomination is submitted to Court for approval.

Please also complete and return a Court Equality Data Form. This form will be used purely for monitoring purposes. The form will be separated from the application and is not part of the selection process.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted to: sacsadmin@stir.ac.uk.  The closing date for the current round of applications for the Chair of the General University Ethics Panel is 30th June 2017.

For informal enquiries, relating to the Chair GUEP please contact Dr John Rogers, Director of Research and Enterprise tel: 01786 467041, or john.rogers@stir.ac.uk in the first instance.

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