CUC Membership Criteria


Membership is open to the governing body Chairs of all higher education institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that meet the following criteria:

  • Full university status, regardless of their legal form
  • Degree-awarding powers
  • A non-executive (i.e. lay/independent) Chair of the governing body


In addition, all members are expected to adhere to the Higher Education Code of Governance, produced by the CUC, and pay an annual membership fee.


Benefits of Membership


CUC members benefit from a wealth of information on national and international HE governance issues and policy; regular networking and career development opportunities; and a forum to share concerns with colleagues in a secure environment.