Governance and Compliance
The University is an independent corporation, whose legal status derives from a Royal Charter originally granted in 1964. Its objectives, powers and framework of governance are set out in the Charter, and its supporting Statutes and Ordinances.
The Council is the governing body of the University and has overall responsibility for its operational and strategic management. Council members fulfil their roles in accordance with:
- the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances
- the regulations for the operation of a Higher Education Institution (HEI) as determined by Government and other external agencies.
The Senate is the academic authority of the University and has primary responsibility for the academic work of the University, both in teaching and in research, and for the regulation and superintendence of the education and discipline of the students of the University.
Learn more about the terms of reference, membership and minutes of Council and Senate and their sub-committees.