In this section you can find out more about the tasks of the Governing Body (formerly Court) and access Governing Body (Court) minutes, memorandum and articles.

The main tasks of the Governing Body are:

  • to establish and maintain jointly with senior management the vision and values of the university in delivering relationships with stakeholders
  • to ensure that there are developed and brought to Governing Body for challenge, resolution and adoption
    • a strategy for delivering the vision and values
    • a business plan for delivering strategy, to include resource allocation, budgets and key performance indicators
  • to monitor performance against delivery
  • to ensure that policies, management structure, and vehicles are in place to deliver the business plan with Governing Body approval where necessary
  • to ensure that there is a sound management system for the control of risk
  • to oversee the discharge by Academic Council of its function
  • to appoint the Vice-Chancellor
  • to ensure effective monitoring of the university's relationship with its stakeholders.

Governing Body minutes

Memorandum and articles