Governance and legal About the university

The management of the university encompasses various areas including University Court, health and safety and faculties.

Legal information and charitable status

The University of Greenwich is a charity and company limited by guarantee, registered in England (reg. No. 986729). Registered office: Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS

The management of the university encompasses the following areas:

University Court

The University Court is our main decision-making body, and has ultimate responsibility for the university's strategic plans and deployment of resources. The Court monitors the university's overall performance and holds the Vice-Chancellor accountable for effective and efficient management.

Vice-Chancellor's Office

The Vice-Chancellor's Office houses the Vice-Chancellors, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and the Secretary & Registrar, and manages other areas such as risk management and business continuity. The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive of the university and has overall responsibility for the management of the institution and its direction, and is accountable to the University Court.

Academic Council

The council maintains academic standards within the university and advises the University Court on the resource implications of its planning.

Risk Management

The University of Greenwich continuously develops and maintains an effective approach to risk management. Risk management involves a planned, systematic approach to identifying, evaluating and controlling the financial, administrative, commercial and reputational that can arise through our business activities.


This is information about the University's insurance policies.

Information compliance

The Information compliance unit at the University of Greenwich is part of the Vice-Chancellor's Office at the Greenwich Campus. The University Secretary bears overall responsibility for information / records management and compliance, Freedom of Information and Data Protection.

Health & Safety

Information about the Health & Safety Unit, policy and training.

Financial information

See a breakdown of the university's financial activity.

List of senior staff

Responsibilities and contact information for the university's senior management staff. 

Faculties of the university

The university's academic departments are organised in a faculty structure.