Governance

The governing body of the University and the board of directors of the company shall be known as the Governing Council. The following sets out the primary responsibilities exercised by the Governing Council.

Governing Council responsibilities

  • Determine the educational character and academic direction and integrity of the University
  • Approve the mission and strategic aims of the University
  • Ensure the establishment and monitoring of systems of control and accountability
  • Ensure that the University fulfils its legal obligations
  • Ensure that there are procedures for handling internal grievance, conflicts of interest, fraud and corruption; and to ensure that staff can raise matters of concern
  • Ensure that processes are in place to monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the University
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the Governing Council itself
  • Conduct its business in accordance with best practice
  • Ensure that students benefit from a valuable learning experience

The powers and framework for governance are set out in the Governing Council Ordinances and Articles of Association and is guided by the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) HE Code of Governance - Updated 2020.

View a full list of the Primary Responsibilities of Governing Council.

You can read the letter from the Privy Council establishing the University of Derby in 1993.

The University engaged in an external Governance Effectiveness Review in 2019.

2022/23 Governing Council Meetings:

  • 14 September 2022, 2.00 pm Seminar, 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm Meeting
  • 23 November 2022, 10.00 am Seminar, 11.00 am to 1.30 pm Meeting
  • 24 January 2023, 2.00 pm Seminar, 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm Meeting
  • 20 April 2023, 2.00 pm Seminar, 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm Meeting
  • 9 May 2023, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (Joint strategy event with the VC Executive Group)
  • 6 July 2023, 2.00 pm Seminar, 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm Meeting

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