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Court of Governors

University of the Arts London is a higher education corporation created by statute and it is an exempt charity. Its governing body is the Court of Governors.

The Court of Governors consists of up to 25 governors who are also the University’s charity trustees. The majority of governors are external laypeople. Find out more about our governors or view our Court Membership list 2023 (PDF 138KB). You can also find more information on their committee meetings.

The main duties of the Court of Governors are:

  • To determine and promote the educational character and mission of the University
  • To oversee the efficient use of resources, the University’s solvency, and to safeguard the University’s assets
  • To approve the University’s statement of accounts
  • To set a framework for the pay and the conditions of staff.


Governance Office

Constitutional documents

The Instrument and Articles of Government form the governing document of the University. Flowing from this document, the Court has agreed a statement of its primary responsibilities.

The Governor role

The following documents provide information about how our governors are appointed; the eligibility requirements; the duties of a governor and the code of conduct which all governors must abide by.