Lancaster University was granted its charter in September 1964.

The constitutional framework within which the University operates is based upon its statutes and its main statutory bodies are the Council, the Senate and the Court.

Officers of the University

The Chancellor is the formal head of the University and attends on special occasions such as degree ceremonies.

The Pro-Chancellor is a senior lay member of the University. They are responsible for chairing Council and are involved in the strategic, financial and physical management of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor is the chief academic and executive officer of the University and is supported by four Pro Vice-Chancellors. The Pro Vice-Chancellors provide support in the following areas:

  • Education
  • International
  • Research
  • Student Experience, Colleges and the Library