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We are the governing body of the University with general responsibility for the conduct of all the University's affairs.

Council members

We are the governing body of the University, comprised of staff, students and external members, all appointed on a voluntary basis.


We are responsible for governance of the University.

Meetings, minutes and agenda

We meet several times each academic year and our minutes are publicly available once approved. Check the deadlines for submitting items and supporting papers for Council meetings.

Council regulations and structure

Our rules and regulations, including our terms of reference, and our governance structure, which shows the committees reporting to Council.

Council terms of reference

The terms of reference for the University Council, including its primary responsibilities, functions and procedural rules.

University Charter, Statutes and Ordinances

Read about the governance of the University, including our Royal Charter and information required by The Office for Students (OfS).

University Ordinances

The Ordinances set out how the University is governed within the principles of the Charter and Statutes.

About Council

We have general responsibility for the functioning of the University as well as oversight of University finances, investments, and the estate and buildings.

Contact Strategic Governance

Contact us for more information or if you have any queries about Council.