Chris Spendlove

University Registrar

Tel: +44 (0) 1522 886201

Personal Assistant:

Julie Lubbock

Tel: +44 (0) 1522 886105


  • Strategic leadership for the development and delivery of high quality professional administrative and support services throughout the student lifecycle (from admission through to graduation)
  • Strategic oversight of University governance, including assurance of academic quality and standards, ensuring effective support for committees and fair handling of student complaints, appeals and discipline
  • Strategic leadership for the delivery of high-quality cost-effective ICT services (both infrastructure and services)
  • Strategic leadership for University planning (including oversight of statutory returns) and the associated delivery of timely and accurate and management information and business intelligence
  • Senior management responsibility for a range of statutory requirements, including health and safety, freedom of information, data protection, points-based immigration, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults etc. and for general legal matters
  • Senior management responsibility for incident management and business continuity planning.

Departmental Management

  • Admissions
  • Business Continuity
  • Health and Safety
  • ICT
  • Quality, Standards and Partnerships
  • Planning & Business Intelligence (including Timetabling)
  • Secretariat and Legal Services
  • Student Administration
  • Student Services.

Committee Roles

Health and Safety Committee (Chair), Academic Board (Secretary), Executive Board (Secretary).

Membership of External Bodies

Association of Heads of University Administration, Association of University Administrators.

Biographical Details

Chris Spendlove is University Registrar. He holds a degree in Economics and Industrial Relations from the University of Leeds. Chris has worked in higher education administration, management and leadership since 1990, and has a broad range of experience. Prior to joining the University of Lincoln in 2006, he spent 8 years in the Registry at Loughborough University.