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.
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.
14 September 2016
28 November 2016
22 March 2017
14 June 2017
Contact: Roger Sendall, Head of Governance & Records Management