Governance

General Assembly

The General Assembly enables the wider community to play its part in the governance of The University of Manchester.

Members elected by the Alumni Association

The General Assembly is made up of more than 200 members. The majority of these are lay members drawn from a wide range of local, regional and national interests and together they offer the University a wealth of experience and expertise from differing perspectives and backgrounds.

The Alumni Association has 20 elected representatives on General Assembly.

  • Ms Gillian Adams (2020)
  • Miss Emefa Bonsu (2018)
  • Mr Christopher J Boyes (2018)
  • Dr William Hamilton Craig (2018)
  • Mr Peter Dickinson (2019)
  • Mr Mark Dunwell (2018)
  • Mr Peter Eccles (2018)
  • Professor Susan Edwards (2019)
  • Mr Shaun Geaney (2019)
  • Mr Jim Hancock (2020)
  • Dr Simon Hayward (2020)
  • Mr Gareth Lewis (2019)
    Dr Paul Mitchell (2019)
  • Mr Anthony D Morris (2018)
  • Dr George Neisser (2020)
  • Dr Raj Patel (2020)
  • Dr Lucy Smyth (2019)
  • Ms Helen C Stevens (2020)
  • Ms Janine Watson (2020)
  • Dr Cornelia Wilson (2018)

New representatives

After conducting an online vote in 2017, seven new Alumni Representatives were elected to the General Assembly and will take up post in September 2017.

You can download candidate statements these new members of the General Assembly (all the files below are PDF documents).

Dates of meetings

Dates of meetings for 2017-2018 have been arranged as follows:

  • Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 3pm
  • Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3pm

Alumni representatives on General Assembly are also expected to attend the pre-meets before the above meetings.  These have been arranged as follows:

  • Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 2pm
  • Wednesday 20 June 2018, 2pm

Advisory Board

The Alumni Association Advisory Board provides advice, support and guidance for the operation of the Alumni Association.  It is a vital connecting point for the University and its Alumni Association.

Alumni Association Advisory Board Members

The Alumni Association Advisory Board is attended by a representative cross-section of the alumni body, comprising of:

  • Chair of the Association
  • Deputy Chair of the Association ex officio
  • Secretary to the Association ex officio
  • General Secretary of the University Students’ Union or their delegate
  • An Association member who graduated within the previous five years
  • At least one internationally-based Association member
  • A member of the General Assembly
  • Three elected members of the Alumni Association
  • Co-opted Association members

Current members of the Advisory Board

Duties and responsibilities of an Alumni Association Advisory Board Member

Duties and Responsibilities of an Alumni Association Advisory Board Member

Advisory Board Members hold office for a period of up to three years in the first instance. Membership is then renewable for a further period not exceeding three years.

If it is deemed beneficial to the work of the Advisory Board and the Alumni Association to allow any member to remain on the Advisory Board after a period of six years, this is allowable at the discretion of the University Board in consultation with the Officers of the Association.

Minutes of meetings of the Advisory Board

You can download the minutes of our Advisory Board meetings from previous years (all the files below are PDF documents).

Dates of Meetings

Advisory Board Meeting, Manchester
Monday, 20 November 2017, 4pm

Open Meeting, Manchester
Monday, 20 November 2017, 6.30pm

Advisory Board Meeting, Manchester
Thursday, 1 February 2018, 4pm

Open Meeting, London
w/c 23 April 2018

Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 4pm

Open Meetings

Alumni Association Open Meetings meet twice a year and are an opportunity for alumni to receive updates from The University of Manchester on strategically significant business.

Constitution

Download The University of Manchester Alumni Association Constitution:

Board of Governors

Mr Andrew D Spinoza represents the Alumni Association on the Board of Governors of The University of Manchester.