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Key governance bodies


 The key bodies involved in University governance:

 The Regent House and the Senate

The Regent House is the governing body of the University, made up of over 7,000 academics, researchers and officers in the University and Colleges.

Senate, comprising holders of a University MA degree or higher and members of the Regent House, is principally tasked with electing the Chancellor.​

  The University Council

The University Council is the main executive and policy-making body of the University with general responsibility for the administration of the University, the planning of its work and the management of its resources.

 The General Board of the Faculties

The General Board is responsible for, and advises the University on, academic and educational policy. It oversees teaching and research in the University and the facilities required to support them.

  Syndicates, Boards and Committees 

The University's governance structure is underpinned by a system of Syndicates, boards and committees reporting on all aspects of the University's work.


 The Board of Scrutiny

The Board of Scrutiny acts as the University's watchdog, ensuring the University is run in a way that is transparent and accountable to its governing body, the Regent House .