About the University of Leicester
Council is the University's supreme governing body, responsible for taking all final decisions on matters of fundamental concern to the University, including our academic mission and strategic direction.
Senate is responsible for directing and regulating the academic life of the University including teaching, research, exams and the way that our Colleges, Schools and Departments are organised.
At its Annual Meeting, Court receives a report from the President and Vice-Chancellor on the University’s activities over the year. It also receives (and can query) the University's audited financial statements, as approved by Council.
Here you will find details of the terms of reference and membership of the standing committees of Council and Senate which meet throughout the year to address various aspects of the business of the University.
The University Almanac gives the dates and times of all scheduled meetings of Council, Senate and key University Committees, as well as other significant University events.
A formal list of the current incumbents of senior positions within the University.
The University is accountable to its students, staff and funding bodies for the effective conduct of its teaching and research activities, and for the efficient and proper use of the resources at its disposal.
The Charter is the University's principal governing document. It provides a high level, overarching statement of the University's founding purpose and constitution.
The Governance Office manages and co-ordinates the systems, structures, procedures and rules by which the University takes key decisions on its affairs, as well as the formal records of those decisions.
The University endeavours to conduct its affairs with integrity and openness and to the highest ethical standards, and has developed a number of governance policies.
The University's Governance office publishes guidance for committee secretaries on servicing University committees.