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Kingston University Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the strategic direction of the University, including:

  • determining its educational character and mission;
  • overseeing its financial viability; and
  • making key policy decisions about the running of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor and his team then implement these decisions.  

The details of the Board's work are set out in its Statement of Primary Responsibilities (PDF). The Board is supported by the University Clerk and the Corporate Governance and Committees Unit.

Find out more about the governance of the University by reading the Articles of Government (PDF) and the Scheme of Delegation (PDF) which outlines the authority for the University's major organisational responsibilities. Find out more about the work of the Board by reading its terms of reference (PDF) or the minutes of its meetings.

Who is on the Board?

There are 17 members of the Board of Governors.

  • 10 independent members
  • Two co-opted members
  • Two academic nominees
  • One non-teaching staff nominee
  • One student nominee
  • The Vice-Chancellor

How does the Board make decisions?

The Board acts on its own and through its five committees, each of which includes at least three Board members:

How does the Board act?

The University expects its Board to abide by the seven principles of public life as identified in the Government's Nolan Report.

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000