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University Council

In accordance with the Charter and Statutes, the University’s governing body is the Council. The Council is ultimately responsible for ensuring there is effective management in place for the institution and for agreeing its future development.

In order to provide independent oversight the Chair and the majority of Council members are external or 'lay' members, i.e. they are not members of University staff.

The Council meets four times each year and also holds a strategic away day at the start of each new academic session.

Terms of reference

The Council's terms of reference are set out in its Statement of Primary Responsibilities, which also provides details about the way in which it undertakes reviews of its own effectiveness and delegates authority.

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University Council Chair

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Event dates

Afternoon events will be held on Tuesdays at 15:00 followed by a dinner at 18:00 in H/G21

  • 23 July 2019
  • 11 November 2019*
  • 21 January 2020
  • 25 February 2020
  • 19 May 2020
  • 28 July 2020

*The November event will be held on a Monday due to scheduling issues.

All meetings take place on Wednesdays at 09.00 in room H/G15, Heslington Hall.

  • 24 July 2019
  • 12 November 2019*
  • 22 January 2020
  • 26 February 2020
  • 20 May 2020
  • 29 July 2020

*The November meeting will be held on Tuesday due to scheduling issues.

Away day

  • Monday 14 October 2019 at 09:00, Treehouse