The Board of Governors is responsible for the strategic direction of the University, including:
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.
There are 17 members of the Board of Governors.
The Board acts on its own and through its five committees, each of which includes at least three Board members:
The University expects its Board to abide by the seven principles of public life as identified in the Government's Nolan Report.