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. QEO maintains the University's Register of Interests. The University also holds a Register of Gifts.