The University's governance and management framework is set out in its Instrument and Articles of Government. The major statutory bodies through which the University operates are the Board of Governors and Academic Board. 

The Board of Governors has responsibility for corporate governance, stewardship and financial sustainability, the University's Strategy and for determining the educational character and mission of the University. Academic Board is the main academic authority and advises the Board of Governors on matters of academic standards and quality. Further details of the role of the Academic Board, and the Board it reports to, can be found in its governing instruments.

The Board of Governors seeks to conduct its affairs in accordance with recognised good practice in corporate governance. In pursuit of that objective, the Board has formally adopted the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) Code of Governance, embraces the Nolan Principles and complies with the Office for Students Public Interest Governance Principles.

The Board of Governors has the following sub-committees:

  • Audit Committee
  • Finance & Development Committee
  • Nominations & Governance Committee
  • People and Culture Committee
  • Remunerations Committee

Information about members of the Board of Governors and a link to Board of Governor minutes are available as follows:

Governing Documents

The University of Worcester was granted University title in 2005 and is governed by its Instrument and Articles of Government.

The Instrument and Articles of Government are supported by the Bye-Laws.

The Schedule of Delegation sets out where responsibility rests within the University for particular types of decisions made in the name of or on behalf of the University.

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