1.5 The Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor


1.5.1 The Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (the Provost) shall be appointed by the Council on the recommendation of an
         Appointments Panel established by the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive in consultation with the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of
         Council. Candidates (whether external or internal) for the post of Provost shall be interviewed by an Appointments Board
         comprising a majority of Academic members drawn from the Senate, and at least one independent member of Council; the Board
         will be chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive. All such appointments shall be reported to Council and Senate.

1.5.2 The Provost shall be of professorial status and hold office for a term of five years and shall be eligible for reappointment for such
         further term as may be agreed between the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive and Council. 

1.5.3 The Provost shall act as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive during the absence or inability to act of the Vice-Chancellor and Chief
         Executive, or during a vacancy in the office of Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor shall be
         empowered to confer Degrees.

1.5.4 The Provost may resign in writing addressed to the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive.