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About our Governors

The Birkbeck governing body is collectively responsible for overseeing Birkbeck’s activities. The Governors determine Birkbeck’s future direction and promote the fulfilment of our mission, the advancement of our values and the potential of all our learners. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with the College’s constitutional and regulatory framework and take all final decisions on strategic matters and issues of fundamental concern to the College.

The make-up of the governing body includes independent Governors to bring an external perspective and provide specific business, financial, legal, managerial and other skills; and staff and student Governors to bring knowledge and experience of academic, collegial and student-centred matters.

Click HERE to download the nominations form for Academic Staff Governor election.

Visit the Governors' Biographies page for more information on our current Governors.

**All Governors are entitled to ITS accounts that allow access to Committee papers and other document; if you are a Governor and you do not know your ITS username or are having any problems logging in please contact If you need to reset your password please visit this link.**


Information and documentation for Birkbeck Governors

External resources for HE Governors and Committee members

Events for HE Governors and Committee members

  • The Leadership Foundation's "Getting to Grips" series of guides for HE Governors



Information for co-opted members of Committees

Co-opted members of Committees may also be particularly interested in these documents: