8.3 Governance

This category covers information relating to the way the institution is governed and how decisions are made. It includes information on the legal status of the institution, which individual member of staff or group within the organisation is responsible for specific functions and where they fit in the overall structure of the organisation.

Legal framework

Information on how the institution was established and its standing from a legal perspective

The Charter

The Statutes

Governance structure

The institution's governance structures and related operational procedures

Description of Statutory Bodies (e.g. Court, Academic Council, Alumni Association). Arrangements for appointment to statutory bodies. Standing Orders or other similar documents describing operational procedures:

Court - Website 

Court - Members 

The Statutes

Court - Standing Orders

Academic Council - Website

66 The Academic Council

Academic Council - Standing Orders

62 Appointment of Members of Court by Court (Governance and Nominations Committee)

59 The Alumni Association 

Governance precepts

The institution's arrangements for compliance with good governance precepts

Governance Handbook

Auditors (*):

Internal Auditors

External Auditors

The University follows the guidelines for good governance in the Scottish Code for Good Higher Education Governance (*):

Scottish Code for Good Higher Education Governance

Conflict of interests policy

The institution's conflict of interests policies

The Governance Handbook contains information on the circumstances in which members of the governing body are expected to declare potential conflicts of interest:

Governance Handbook

Register of interests

Institutional register of interests

Register of interests for members of the governing body:

Register of Interests

Institutional structure

A description of the institution's major organisational units and how these relate to each other

Description the institution's major organisational units and how these relate to each other.

Organisational Chart (This document is a chart showing the management structure of the University.  If you can't access the information on this chart please contact us via foiunit@stir.ac.uk)

Contact information, responsibilities/activities and staff details for major organisational units:

Academic Faculties

Professsional Services

Major committees

The activities of major committees with devolved decision-making powers

Memberships and remits of University Court and Academic Council:

The Statutes

66 The Academic Council 

Court membership

Academic Council membership

Remits of other committees:

Committee Remits and Compositions

Details of current committee membership are available on request from Policy and Planning, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA.

Minutes of meetings of Court and Council (from 1/9/2004):

Academic Council Minutes:

Academic Council Minutes (from 2004 onwards) 

University Court Minutes:

University Court Minutes (from 2004 onwards)

Relationship with the General Council

The legal and structural basis of the institution's relationship with its General Council (or similar statutory bodies representing its graduates)

Agreements, protocols, etc governing the institution's relationship with the Alumni Association (the University’s equivalent of a General Council).
Details of Alumni Association representation on institutional committees etc, and any institutional representation on Alumni Association Union bodies or committees:

The Charter

59 The Alumni Association

65 Annual Stakeholder Meeting

General Council

Information on the operation and activities of the General Council

Constitution, Code of Practice, and any other related documents about the Alumni Association.

59 The Alumni Association

Subsidiary companies

Information on the names, addresses, broad functions and purposes of companies where the institution is a majority shareholder

Publication Schemes of the University's publicly owned companies:

Publication Scheme for Stirling Salmon Ltd (PDF 105 kb)

Publication Scheme for AndStrat (No. 359) Ltd (PDF 106 kb)

Publication Scheme for Machrinhanish Marine Farm Ltd (PDF 106 kb)

Publication Scheme for Stirling Aquaculture Ltd (PDF 105 kb)

Publication Scheme for SURE SHELF\1 Ltd (PDF 106 kb)

Publication Scheme for Incite Technology Ltd (PDF 113 kb)

‌Publication Scheme for the University of Stirling Residential Accommodation Ltd (PDF 114 kb)

Publication Scheme for SUIP Ltd

Publication Scheme for Stirling Hotel Services Ltd

Honorary degrees

Policies, procedures and awards of honorary degrees

The policy relating to Honorary degrees is detailed in Ordinance 16:

16 Honorary Degrees

List of honorary degree awards:

Honorary Graduates

* If you have any trouble accessing this external information please contact us (foiunit@stir.ac.uk) and we will provide you with this information.

September 2022