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 2017 (redacted version)
Council members and officers may download the full version (including Key contacts)
Council Handook 2017 (full version)