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Governance

LEGAL FORM AND FRAMEWORK FOR GOVERNANCE

The legal form of the College is that of a "body incorporated by Royal Charter".  The Charter the founding document presented to the College by the Queen when it acquired its present status as a higher education institution in 1971. The College Statutes and Ordinances broadly define the institutional governance structure.

The Charter and Statutes may be updated at the request of the Governing Body but all alterations require approval by the Privy Council.

Royal Charter

Statutes

Ordinances


COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

Committees in the College are, conventionally, divided between the statutory functions of the Governing Body (governance, finances, staffing etc.) and the Academic Board’s management of academic business (admissions, standards, teaching, research, assessment etc.). The Governing Body has overall responsibility for the Governance of the College ensuring compliance with the College's Strategic aims.

Membership of the committees is determined in a number of ways and full details for each committee are available from the Clerk to the Governing Body.

COMMITTEES OF THE GOVERNING BODY

  • Governing Body
  • Nominations Committee
  • Audit, Risk and Governance Committee
  • Finance, Resources and Performance Committee

COMMITTEES OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD

  • Academic Board
  • Academic Planning Committee
  • Departmental Boards
  • Ethics Committee
  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee
  • Library Committee
  • International Programmes Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Staff-Student Liaison Committee