University Court

University Court is a forum which brings external independent stakeholders, supporters and friends of the University together, with governors and senior managers of the University at meetings presided over by the Chancellor. The purpose of the meetings is to explore strategic issues through lively discussion in a critical but supportive atmosphere. The University Court is therefore a sounding board for the University. The existence of the University Court is required by the Articles of Association.  

The University looks to members of the University Court for supportive advice in strategic matters which may relate to the academic direction of the University, the human and physical resources, financial considerations and other matters of profound importance.

Although the status of the Court is advisory, the views and suggestions put forward by members are greatly valued and influence the development of strategy.

Further details can be viewed in our University Court FAQs.

Attendance is by invitation from the Chancellor.

Meeting dates:
University Court
  • Tuesday 27 June 2023, 12 - 2pm
  • Thursday 28 September 2023, 12 - 2pm
  • Monday 26 February 2024, 4 - 6pm
  • Thursday 27 June 2024, 8.30 - 10am

Court Advisory Group, 4.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Monday 4 December 2023
  • Thursday 2 May 2024