Charter, Statutes and Ordinances
The constitutional framework within which we operate is based upon our Charter, Statutes and Ordinances.
The Charter, first granted in 1884, sets out the purpose and powers of the University. The Statutes amplify the Charter and both the Charter and the Statutes are approved by the Privy Council on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.
Ordinances support the Charter and Statutes and are created and approved by the Council. Other regulations may be created and approved by Council or by other committees on delegated authority from the Council.
Standing panels and sub-committees
These provide the compositions and terms of reference for the following Standing Panels and Sub-Committees: Academic Promotions Committee; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Estates and Infrastructure Sub-Committee; Honorary Fellowships & Degrees Committee; Health, Safety and Environment Committee; University Awards and Progress Committee; Open Research Integrity & Ethics Committee; College Annual Review and Enhancement (ARE) Committees; Programme and Partner Standing Panel