Statutory Bodies and Committees
The Court of the University meets annually. Its statutory purpose is to approve the appointment of the Chancellor and the Pro-Chancellors. It also formally receives the Annual Report and Accounts of the University.
The Council is the governing body of the University. It meets four times per year and is responsible for the finances, administration, property, management and, subject to the powers of the Senate, has general control over the affairs of the University.
The Senate meets four times per year and is responsible for governing the University's academic matters, including teaching and research, and the regulation and direction of the education and conduct of students.
The Executive Board meets eleven times per year. It is the senior body which assists the Vice-Chancellor in discharging his executive authority to manage the operation and affairs of the University. It is responsible for all matters relating to the strategy of the University and for making recommendations to Council for approval.
These Bodies are supported by a series of Committees which oversee the activities of distinctive administrative and academic areas of the University. A diagram of the Committees structure and dates for the senior Committees can be found via the links below:
The Academic Assembly is a statutory Committee of the University. The Assembly’s aim is to support and strengthen the academic life of the University in all its aspects. The University Statutes permit the Assembly to declare an opinion on any matter relating to the University and report them to the Council or the Senate as may be appropriate For all queries please contact the Chair of Academic Assembly Sue Ryle. E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01483 686708