Governance Structure

Governance Structure

The Court
The Court is a large overseeing and legislative body comprising University and lay members. The purpose of the Court is to represent the wider interests of the communities served by the University. It has the power to make, repeal and amend statutes.

Membership (as of  August 2014)

The Council
The Council is the governing body of the University, and is responsible for the management of financial and human resources of the University and for the University’s future developments. The Council comprises University members (both staff and students) and lay members (i.e. persons who are not employees or students of the University), with a ratio of lay to university members of 2:1 Members are serving on the Council as trustees in their personal capacity.

Membership (as of July 2014)
Discussion Summary of Council Meetings
Guide and Code of Practice (revised November 2005)

The Senate
The Senate is the principal academic authority of the University. It is responsible for all academic matters and welfare of students. Its 50 members are mainly academic staff while there are also student representatives.

Membership (as of August 2014)

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