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Key governance bodies


 The key bodies involved in University governance:

 The Regent House

The Regent House is the legislative and principal electoral body of the University and is made up of over 7,200 academics, researchers and officers in the University and Colleges.​

 The Senate

The Senate, comprising holders of a Cambridge Masters (MA, MPhil, LLM, etc) or higher degree 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 .