Planning, Governance and Compliance


Council is one of the three Statutory bodies of the University (the others being Senate and Court). Council is the governing body of the University. Its role is, inter alia, as follows:

  1. To determine strategic objectives for the University and to monitor performance against these objectives and against appropriate external benchmarks;
  2. To discharge its responsibilities in relation to general legal and other external requirements;
  3. To meet general requirements deriving from the Charter and Statutes, other than those matters delegated to committees or to individuals;
  4. To monitor institutional effectiveness;
  5. To monitor its own effectiveness.
    The outcomes of Council's most recent full review of its own effectiveness: Review Group for Council and Court: Final Report [DOCX 48.58KB]

If you have any questions regarding Council, please contact Dr Tim Westlake, Chief Operating Officer: Email: