University of Bath

Court

Court is the statutory body representing the interests of the University's internal and external constituencies and is required to meet at least once a year.

The Court is the statutory body representing the interests of the University's internal and external constituencies. It does not take part in the day-to-day oversight of the University's affairs or in the decision-taking process but provides a forum where members of Court can raise any matters concerning the University. The Court is required to meet at least once a year.

Full responsibilities of the committee are detailed in the terms of reference.

Ex-Officio Members

    The Court shall consist of the following persons:

    (i) The Chancellor
    (ii) The Pro-Chancellors
    (iii) The President and Vice-Chancellor
    (iv) The Treasurer
    (v) The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellors
    (vi) The Chair of Academic Assembly
    (viii) The holders of such offices in the University not exceeding five in all as may from time to time be prescribed by the Ordinances.
    (ix) The President of the Students’ Union and such other officers of the Students’ Union as may from time to time be prescribed in the Ordinances.
    (x) Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of and in the County of Somerset or its successor body.
    (xi) The members of the Commons House of Parliament for such constituencies in the vicinity of the University as may from time to time be prescribed in the Ordinances.
    (xii) The Mayor of Bath
    (xiii) Such officers of local government authorities in the vicinity of the University as may from time to time be prescribed in the Ordinances.
    (xiv) Those members of the Council who are not members of the Court by virtue of the foregoing provisions.

Life Members

    (i) Such benefactors of the University as the Council may from time to time appoint.
    (ii) Members of the Council retiring after service of ten years or more on the Council.
    (iii) Persons who may from time to time be elected by the Council in recognition of outstanding services to the University.
    (iv) Emeritus Professors.

Representative Members

    (i) Six representatives appointed by the Senate from among its members.
    (ii) Three representatives appointed by the Convocation from among its members.
    (iii) Such number not exceeding forty of representatives of such industrial bodies, research institutes, professional societies, learned bodies, commercial bodies, health authorities, government bodies, trades union organisations or media organisations appointed in such manner as may from time to time be prescribed by the Ordinances.
    (iv) Such number not exceeding twelve of Head Teachers of such Schools appointed in such manner as may from time to time be prescribed by the Ordinances.
    (v) Such number not exceeding five of representatives of such religious denominations appointed in such manner as may from time to time be prescribed by the Ordinances.

Elected Members

    (i) Three persons elected by the Staff other than Academic Staff of the University in accordance with the Ordinances.
    (ii) Three persons elected by the Academic Assembly in accordance with the Ordinances.

Co-opted Members

    (i) Such other persons not exceeding twenty-four in all as may be co-opted by the Court.
    (ii) Such other persons not exceeding twenty-four in all as may be appointed by the Council.

    The membeship of Court is set out in Sectin 13 of the Statues.

    Vice-Chancellor's Annual Report and Statement from the Chair of Council

Meetings and Minutes

    2017/18

    2016/17

    2015/16

    Please note that the summaries and minutes of meetings of the Court published above exclude information which the University has declared will not be routinely published under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Further information about the Act (including the reasons why such information is exempt from publication). If you have any queries about business conducted by the Committee and cannot find reference to it in the summaries/minutes published here, please contact Mark Pender.