Staff Profile

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Ellie Smith


My earlier roles at Buckinghamshire New University have included Placement Officer, Faculty Registrar, Head of Quality and Academic Registrar & Clerk to the Council from which I gained extensive knowledge of HE registry, quality and governance functions.

As University Secretary, I lead the University’s governance and work closely with the University’s governing body (the Council) to ensure effective governance of the University, including all regulatory and compliance matters relating to the Office for Students (OfS).

I am a member of the University Executive Team, University Management Group and a full member of many of the University’s formal Boards and Committees. 

Externally, I represent the University at relevant sector groups. I am an experienced member of external review panels and have worked for the QAA both as an Audit Secretary and Reviewer.

I gained a BA (Hons) Social Science from the University of Wolverhampton, followed by a MA in Educational Administration & Management from the University of Reading and am a member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA).

Job Title
  • University Secretary
  • Clerk to the Council