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The Council Handbook

The University Council produces a handbook outlining its role and responsibilities, legal duties, standing orders and membership. The handbook provides detailed information on the Council and an insight into how it works.

The chapters of the handbook are available on the following pages.

Chapter 1: Role of the Council and the duties and responsibilities of its members 

Chapter 2: Statement of Primary Responsibilities

Chapter 3: Code of Practice for members of the Council (including the 'Nolan Principles')

Chapter 4: Standing Orders of the Council

Chapter 5: Committees

Chapter 6: Key contacts [Restricted: Council-only]​​​​​​​​​​​

Please also see the current Council membership list and the list of meeting dates for the Council and its Business Committee.

In addition to the links provided in the handbook, Council members may find the following resources helpful: