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Welcome to the University of Cambridge governance hub

The University is a self-governing institution; its decision-making processes involve its central bodies, principally the Regent House, the Council, and the General Board of the Faculties. A central resource for governance information, this site details the University's governance structure and decision-making processes, and provides access to the work of the Council and central committees.​

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 University governance explained


The University is a confederation of Schools, Faculties, Departments and Colleges. The University is governed through its central bodies - principally the Regent House, the Council and the General Board of the Faculties - who are advised and supported by an extensive network of committees, boards and syndicates.

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 University decision-making


Notices, Graces, Reports, Discussions, Ballots - the University's decision-making processes are complex and unique. Information on how it all works, along with FAQs and 'How tos' are provided to equip Regents with the right tools to get involved.

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The Council is the principal executive and policy-making body of the University with general responsibility for administration and resource management.

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Next meeting:

15 Jul 202410:00am

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