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Choosing our next Chancellor


As the university enters an exciting new era, led by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Katie Normington, we are inviting the DMU community to be part of something special: choosing our next Chancellor.  

In addition to being a figurehead for DMU and a ceremonial presence at graduation ceremonies, our new Chancellor will be a friend and ally who will work with students and stakeholders to build on our long record of teaching, training and nurturing talent from diverse backgrounds, and of caring for people and the planet.

Your ideas will be vital to the success of the search to identify who will hold this important role in the future. Therefore, we would like to ask all our staff and students – as well our friends and partners in the wider community –  who they believe would make a suitable candidate. 

To get involved, please complete and submit a nomination form, telling us who you wish to nominate and why, outlining how you believe they fit the role description and would champion DMU’s vision, mission and vales. Your nomination will be treated confidentially.

The nominations will be considered by a New Chancellor Search Committee which is comprised of university governors, including elected student and staff representatives. The search committee will make a recommendation to the full Board of Governors, who will be responsible for approving the appointment of DMU’s new Chancellor.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.


Ian Squires

Chair of the Board of Governors 

Choosing our next Chancellor

Submit your nominee