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The Council Handbook 2017

Each year, usually in January, the University Council publishes 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.

Key chapters containing information not otherwise found on this website are extracted in 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]

Chapter 7: Annual cycle of routine business 


Download the Council Handbook

The Council Handbook is also available to download in pdf format

Council Handbook 201​7
 (redacted version)

Council members and officers may download the full version (including Key contacts)

Council Handook 2017​ (full version)