Charter

The University of Bath was established in 1966 by Royal Charter. Our Royal Charter Number is RC000644.

The Charter gives us University status and defines the objects, powers, officers and statutory bodies of the University. It defines the University as a teaching, research and examining body and includes such fundamental powers as those of awarding degrees.

Statutes

We are recognised by the British Government for the award of degrees.

British Government Statutory Instrument 1999 No.833, the Education (Recognised Bodies) Order 1999 includes the University of Bath in its list of accredited Higher Education Institutions.

The Statutes set out details about the members and officers of the University, the membership and functions of statutory bodies (including Court, Council, and Senate), conditions of service which apply to academic staff and other miscellaneous provisions (such as the service of documents and contracts).

View our Statutes.

Ordinances

The Ordinances give further details on the way in which the University is governed within the broad principles set out in the Charter and Statutes.

View the Ordinances.

Regulations

The Regulations regulate the academic work of the University, the education and discipline of its students, and such other matters as lie within the functions of Senate.

View the Regulations.

Charitable status

We are a chartered corporation and an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 2006.

Our legal and preferred name is The University of Bath and our correspondence address is:

The University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY

In accordance with the Charities Act 2006, the University is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Trustees

The trustees of the University are members of the University Council. View details of any other charities of which Council members are trustees.

Financial statements

View full audited consolidated financial statements for the University.