There are three principal groups responsible for delivering teaching and research and the administration of those activities within the University - Schools, Faculties and Departments.
There are six Schools, which each form an administrative
grouping of cognate Faculties and other institutions. They are:
School business is transacted
through the Councils of the Schools, comprising senior representatives of the
constituent Faculties and Departments in each School. At least one member of each
Council is a member of the General Board.
Each School Council acts as a coordinating organisation for its
group of Faculties and Departments. The Council is responsible for:
preparation of academic and financial plans, and reports;
the allocation of the
funds made available to it by the General Board amongst the institutions of the
working with the institutions of the School to ensure institutional and
School academic plans are consistent, realistic, and affordable;
of any matter referred to the School Council by the General Board.
Meetings of each Council of the School take place six times per year,
typically twice per term.
Each Council has a Head of School. The Head is the Chair of the Council of the School and the principal
academic officer of the School and responsible to the Council of the School,
the General Board, and the Vice-Chancellor for the overall running of the
School, including the use of the funds and the implementation of the approved
Faculties and Departments
University Faculties are formally responsible for the
organisation of teaching and research as individual subjects or groups of
subjects. Their work is normally organised into sub-divisions called Departments. Centres of studies are controlled by
committees of management, bringing together representatives from several
The formal constitution
of Faculties and Departments is set out in Statute A and Special Ordinances
under Statute C.