Governance is the means by which the University is formally organised and directed. It ensures transparency and accountability. The University’s Charter, Statutes and Ordinances set out the principal roles and responsibilities of governance and management, supporting the effectiveness of decision-making processes. The Charter, approved by the Privy Council, establishes Council as the University's supreme governing body. The Statutes and Ordinances provide the constitutional framework that allows the University to govern its affairs. The Charter also establishes Senate as the “academic authority” of the University, with responsibility for overseeing teaching, learning and research.
The scheme of delegation outlines Council responsibilities, including those that can and are delegated and those that cannot be. Governance structures throughout the University ensure that legal compliance is maintained and that finances, risk and performance are effectively monitored.
The Quality and Enhancement Office (QEO) provides support for the development and operation of the scheme of corporate governance as well as related functions, including servicing the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Team and the Council and its committees. The University maintains a Register of Interests and a Register of Gifts and Hospitality. Details of how to register an interest or gift, or how to request information about either Register, can be found here.
The University's Ethics Framework can be found here.
Annual Reports and Financial Statements can be found here.
In addition QEO supports the development and operation of academic governance, including servicing Senate and its committees.