University Court is responsible for the following key areas:
More information about the responsibilities of Court are given in the Statement of Primary Responsibilities.
The University Calendar sets out the powers of University Court. The University’s Schedule of Reservations and Delegations provides details of the powers that Court reserves to themselves for decision and those that can be delegated to other committees or officers.
Membership of Court is defined in Statute 9 in the University Calendar. Chaired by a lay member, it comprises:
The University Secretary and Service Directors from across the University also attend Court meetings on a regular basis. Court is serviced by a Clerk to Court from Policy and Planning.
Details of current Court members, including brief biographies, can be seen here.
The gender balance on Court is currently 11 women and 12 men.
Register of Interests
Court maintains a Register of Interests into which members of University Court and officers declare any personal, business or other interest which may, or may be perceived by a reasonable member of public to, influence their judgement and the University’s decision making process.
Induction and Training
Induction is arranged for new members when required. New members will be contacted about this to arrange suitable times. For ongoing training the University makes use of the Leadership Foundation’s Governor Development Programme which provides opportunities for governors to continually develop their skills.
Details of courses currently being offered are available below:
Agenda and Minutes
Copies of Court agendas, minutes and papers are also available here.
Review of Court Effectiveness
A copy of the report from the last review of Court Effectiveness is available here Court Effectiveness Report. For additional information or copies of any of the report annexes please contact the Policy and Planning Office firstname.lastname@example.org