More details on governance structures, regulations for the University.

The University establishes strategies, policies and procedures to support the University's vision and core strategic aims promoting consistency, efficiency and effectiveness of operations throughout.

Opportunity to join Council

The University is currently recruiting Lay Members and Staff Members to the Council (Governing Body) of Ulster University and two external members of the Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee (GNRC).

To apply for these roles, please provide the following documents and indicate whether you are applying to become a member of Council or GNRC or both:

  • An up-to-date CV.
  • A supporting statement (maximum two pages) that outlines your interest in the University and role, and your fit against the essential experience criteria set out in the person specification and role description (note UU staff should also provide a short 250 word supporting statement).

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and good relations. To support this, we welcome applications from people who can enhance the diversity of the Council’s membership. Appointment will be made on merit.

We would welcome applications from all communities and are particularly encouraging members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ communities to join us.

If you want to know more about the role, view the recruitment brochure or contact the University Secretary:

Mr Eamon Mullan
Telephone: +44 (0)28 7012 4533

The closing date is Monday 20 July 2020 at 5.00pm and applications should be sent to Mr Eamon Mullan at

The Office of the University Secretary (OUS) is charged with oversight of the governance, assurance and compliance structures of the University and to ensure the integrity of the conduct of its business.

The OUS provides independent advice to Council, the Vice Chancellor and the Senior Leadership team.

It has responsibility for the following:

  • ensuring that the University exhibits best practice in all areas of corporate governance;
  • the efficient servicing of the University Council & associated committees;
  • leading and co-ordinating the Council’s role in communication and stakeholder management;
  • the provision of advice to members of the University on legislative compliance;
  • annual review of the University Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations;
  • maintaining University-wide policies, procedures and regulations;
  • managing student/staff complaints, grievances and appeals to Council, and to the Visitor.

In this section


Information on Council, Convocation and Court.

Ordinance and regulations

The Office of the University Secretary is responsible for introducing modifications to the Ordinances and Regulations.

University-wide Policies & Procedures

The University establishes university-wide strategies, policies and procedures in order to support its vision and core strategic aims promoting consistency, efficiency and effectiveness of operations throughout the organisation.


The Office of the University Secretary is responsible for the implementation of the Ulster University's policies in relation to information compliance, student discipline and safeguarding issues.