Chancellor of Falmouth University

Falmouth University's coat of arms articulates our values, location, history and specialisms. Painted in the University colours, it depicts a Packet ship connecting Falmouth to the world. Atop the arms is Pendennis Castle, reminding us of Falmouth’s courageous past and our future ambitions. Standing above is a Cornish chough holding a pen, paintbrush and pencil, declaring proudly that Falmouth is a creative University.

The Chancellorship

The meaning of the word "Chancellor" is rooted in the 14th century and originally referred to a learned nobleman or prince.

In higher education, the Chancellor fulfills an important Presidential role and is prominent in public ceremonial events, notably the graduation ceremonies and other major celebrations. The Chancellorship is unique to every university, and each Chancellor has the opportunity to shape it by bringing their own personality, experience and passions.

Falmouth's Chancellor will be the ceremonial head of the University, and we want them to co-design the role and its contribution to the life of the University.

At its heart is a very special relationship with the students. The most valuable contribution a Chancellor can make is to engage with the students, and to celebrate with them as they are awarded their degrees. In fact their major time commitment to the University will be the annual graduation ceremonies, although other obligations may occasionally prevent them from attending.

The Chancellor will receive dedicated support from the Vice-Chancellor's Office in all their activities on behalf of the University.

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