Court is responsible for the overall strategic direction and governance of the university. Its many powers and duties are detailed in the university's articles of association. The court can delegate some responsibilities to individuals, committees or groups. Court is also referred to as the board of governors.

Court consists of up to 20 members, including students, academic and support staff, representatives from our sponsor universities and a majority of independent members. The group elects its chair and vice-chair from the independent members.  You can download and read the approved minutes of the court.

Court members' register of interests.

The Scottish HE Code of Governance requires University Courts to assess the effectiveness of their chair and members, how they operate collectively and how effective their committees are on an annual basis. The attached document provides a summary of the most recent review.

Statement of the Primary Responsibilities of the University Court and of its Members.

Standing Orders of the University Court

Meeting dates

  • 21st March 2018
  • 20th June 2018

Contact: Roger Sendall, Head of Governance & Records Management