The governing body of the University and the board of directors of the company shall be known as the Governing Council. The following sets out the primary responsibilities exercised by the Governing Council.

Governing Council responsibilities

The powers and framework for governance are set out in the Governing Council Ordinances and Articles of Association and is guided by the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) HE Code of Governance - Updated 2020.

View a full list of the Primary Responsibilities of Governing Council.

You can read the letter from the Privy Council establishing the University of Derby in 1993.

The University engaged in an external Governance Effectiveness Review in 2023.

2023/24 Governing Council Meetings:

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