The Vice-Chancellor is the chief executive of the University. He is responsible for the executive management of the University and its day-to-day direction, and provides the vision and leadership necessary to put the governors' decisions into effect.
The main tasks of the Vice-Chancellor include
- providing leadership, both academic and administrative, to the whole University
- representing the University externally, both within the UK and overseas
- being accountable for the public use of funds
- carrying out certain important ceremonial and civic duties