Constitution of the Convocation
220.127.116.11 The Convocation shall consist of the following persons, namely: Class 1 These Officers of the University:The Chancellor The Pro-Chancellor and Chair of CouncilThe Vice-Chancellor and Chief ExecutiveThe Deputy Vice-Chancellors and the Pro-Vice-Chancellors The Executive Deans
Class 2Persons who at any time have been members of the Governing Body or Honorary and Elective Associates of the College of Advanced Technology, Birmingham. Class 3 Her Majesty’s Lieutenants of and in the Counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands. Class 4 Such representatives of religious bodies, not exceeding ten in number, as the Council shall from time to time determine. Class 5 The Members of the Commons House of Parliament elected for the Constituencies in the Counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands. Class 6 The Chairs of the County Councils of Herefordshire Worcestershire, Shropshire Staffordshire and Warwickshire. Such other representatives of local authorities, not exceeding twenty in number, as the Council shall from time to time determine. Class 7 One representative of each of the following Local Education -Authorities: the County Councils of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire; the Metropolitan District Councils of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton Class 8 Such representatives of industry and commerce, not exceeding fifty in number, as the Council may from time to time determine. Class 9 Such representatives of the following, not in any category -exceeding forty in number, as the Council on the recommendation of the Senate may from time to time determine: The Engineering Council and other Professional Institutions, Research Associations and Establishments, Learned Societies, Universities, Other Educational Institutions. Class 10 The members of the Council. The members of the Academic Staff. The Graduates of the University, including Honorary Graduates.The Associates of the College of Advanced Technology, Birmingham. The President and Secretary for the time being of the Students’ Union. Emeritus Professors. Such other Members of the University as the Council on the recommendation of the Senate shall from time to time determine. Class 11 Retired members of the Academic Staff. Former members of the Council. Members of committees and advisory bodies who are not otherwise members of the Convocation. Directors of Companies wholly owned by the University who are not otherwise members of the Convocation. Appropriate Members of the European Parliament. Such other classes or persons as may on the recommendation of the Senate be invited by the Council. 18.104.22.168 Upon a change or changes in the boundaries of the Constituencies for the Commons House of Parliament, or in the boundaries, areas or composition of the Counties or other bodies referred to above, the Council may from time to time in its absolute discretion make appropriate alterations in the composition of the Convocation as listed in this Section 2.7 of these Ordinances, and thereafter the lists so altered from time to time by the Council shall operate in substitution for the corresponding lists set out in Ordinance 22.214.171.124. 126.96.36.199 Except as otherwise by the Charter provided and subject to these Ordinances the Council may determine all matters relating to the nomination and appointment of members of the Convocation and their respective periods or terms of office and all other matters relating to the constitution of the Convocation. 188.8.131.52 Ex officio members shall be members of the Convocation during their tenure of office only. Representative members shall be members for a period to be determined by the nominating or appointing body, and persons appointed by the Council shall be members for such periods as the Council may determine provided that in no case shall the period of office exceed five years. 184.108.40.206 Any casual vacancy occurring by resignation, incapacity or death among the representative members shall be filled as soon as convenient by the person or body which appointed the member whose place has become vacant. 220.127.116.11 Members retiring by effluxion of time may be re-nominated or re-appointed. 18.104.22.168 Except where otherwise provided representative members need not be members of the body by which they are nominated or appointed. 22.214.171.124 Any member of the Convocation may resign by writing addressed to the Convocation.
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