Lancaster University Chancellor's robes in glass cabinet within the Library building


Council is the governing body of the University. It is the legal entity and ultimate authority of the University and it is unambiguously and collectively accountable for institutional activities, taking all final decisions on matters of fundamental concern within its remit.

Council members fulfil their roles in accordance with the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances. Sector expectations and requirements for Council are set out in the CUC-HE Code of Governance and the OfS Regulatory Framework.

The Deputy Chief Executive (Operations) is the formal Secretary of the University. Any enquiries about the constitution and governance of the University should be addressed to her via the Director of Strategic Planning and Deputy Secretary, Simon Jennings, on