Structure and Governance
Like many universities, Canterbury Christ Church is organised into academic faculties, that contain departments and centres for teaching and research, and professional service departments that provide our central services.
Use the links below to find out more about how the University is governed or view an illustration of our management structure.
The day-to-day management of the University is the responsibility of the Vice-Chancellor who is the University’s chief executive and leader.
The Senior Management Team work to the Vice-Chancellor and have different areas of responsibility across the University.
The Chancellor, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is the honorary head of the University and attends on special occasions for ceremonial duties, including degree ceremonies.
The Governing Body, which comprises 18 elected, appointed and co-opted members, has responsibility for governance oversight of the institution. Specific responsibilities include the approval of the University's budgets and financial forecasts, approval of the Strategic Plan, determining the institution's educational character and mission, and maintaining a sound system of internal control including risk management.
See the full list of our faculties and departments.