Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Welcome to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor (OVC). The OVC supports the Vice Chancellor and other members of the Executive Group, the University’s senior management team, Senior Leadership Forum, and provides the focal point for a range of cross-cutting University issues.

The University of Kent Executive Group

OVC Support

VC at SAC event

Invite the Vice-Chancellor

Find out how to invite the Vice-Chancellor to your event

Event support from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Support for events

Information on OVC support for school and centre events

The Univeristy of Kent Registry

Registry flag policy

How and when the Registry flag is flown

Students sitting on park overlooking cathedral

Weekly policy briefings

The briefing includes key policy and political decisions that affect the University of Kent and the sector


Gavin Esler, Chancellor of the University of Kent


Gavin Esler, Chancellor for the University of Kent.

University of Kent Executive Group

Executive Group

The University’s main decision making body.

Deans of the University of Kent


Deans have specific areas of responsibility, including the three faculties.

Support staff at the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Kent

Support staff

An administrative team supporting EG and the running of the OVC.