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.

We are pleased to announce that the following seven candidates were successfully elected/re-elected as alumni representatives on The University of Manchester General Assembly for a three year term (from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2021).

Boyes, Christopher John (re-elected)
Craig, Bill Hamilton (re-elected)
Holt, Alastair Keith Ian
Newby, Alison Michelle
Sharma, Angela
Stark, Jennifer A
Yakubu, Ishaka

Additional sitting representatives:

Dates of meetings

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

  • Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3pm
  • Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 3pm
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 3pm

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

To view candidate statements for the 2018 election of alumni to the Alumni Association Advisory Board, click here.

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
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 (Manchester)
Spring 2019 (London) TBA

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.


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.