Governance - Our organisation - University of Derby


Students in library The Governing Council and the University’s board of directors are responsible for ensuring that University business is conducted in accordance with the Articles of Association and Ordinances‌

The Governing Council responsibilities include

  • 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 Ordinances and Articles of Association and is guided by the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) CUC HE Code of Governance - December 2014‌.

A full list of the Primary Responsibilities of Governing Council is available to download.