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Governance is a major element of the University’s modernisation initiative to meet the challenge of being successful in the contemporary Higher Education environment.

The University modernised its Governance framework in 2008. The Charter and Statutes, setting out the principal roles and responsibilities of governance and management, were revised to make the governing body of the University, the Council, a smaller, more independent body with fewer committees. Similar reforms to improve the effectiveness of decision-making processes were introduced for the Senate which oversees the academic governance of the University.

The scheme of corporate governance ensures that Council monitors performance and assures effective corporate strategy and enterprising business planning.

The Quality & Enhancement Office oversees the academic governance scheme which provides for Senate to concentrate on assuring and enhancing our academic quality and standards and the richness of the student experience.

The Legal and Governance Directorate provides support for the development and operation of the scheme of corporate governance as well as related functions including information governance.

The Legal and Governance Directorate also maintains the University's Register of Interests and Register of Gifts.

The Directorate is located on the sixth floor of Maxwell Building.

Andrew Hartley - Director of Legal and Governance and University Secretary