University of Stirling

Policy, Planning and Governance

University Governance

 

University Governance

The University of Stirling was established in 1967 by Royal Charter. The Charter outlines the role of the University and how the University should be governed. In accordance with the Charter, the Court is the governing body of the University. It has overall responsibility for the management of the University’s resources, the ongoing strategic direction of the University and the approval of major developments. It also receives regular reports from Executive Officers on the day to day operation of the University's business. Academic Council is the body responsible for the academic work of the University (teaching and research) and for the regulation and superintendence of the education, discipline and welfare of the students of the University. While Court has the final responsibility for governing the University, on academic matters it will normally only act on the recommendation of Academic Council.

Court and Academic Council are supported by a number of committees, from which they receive recommendations about all aspects of the University’s business. The committees meet on a regular basis throughout the year to consider a wide range of issues. Committees include:

  • Academic Advancement and Promotions Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Court Appointments Committee
  • University Research Ethics Committee
  • Honorary Degrees Committee
  • Combined Joint Negotiating and Consultation Committee
  • Quality Enhancement Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Joint Policy, Planning and Resources Committee
  • Remunerations Committee
  • Education and Student Experience Committee

Useful documentation

pdf icon University of Stirling Committee Structure
pdf icon Schedule of meetings 2014/15
pdf icon Governance Handbook
pdf icon Schedule of Reservations and Delegations
pdf icon Committee Conventions Guidance
pdf icon List of abbreviations used at the University
pdf icon University Court Members - Skills and Experience Required
pdf icon Role of the Chair of Court
pdf icon University Court Standing Orders
pdf icon Statement of Primary Responsibilities

Further information

 
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address

University Court Office

Policy, Planning and Governance

University of Stirling

Stirling

FK9 4LA
Scotland

UK

telephone Tel: + 44 (0) 1786 466670
fax Fax: + 44 (0) 1786 466671
email Email: PPGCommittees@stir.ac.uk
web Web: www.stir.ac.uk


August 2011