Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage. Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do. The University of Birmingham is governed by Council and Senate. It is managed by the University Executive Board, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor. Academic disciplines are organised into five academic Colleges, each of which is divided into a number of schools. Each College is led by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College, who also sits on the University Executive Board. The University’s Professional Services, located both centrally in Corporate Services and in the Colleges, work in partnership with academics to support the academic mission of the University. Professional Services are led by the Registrar & Secretary.