The governing body of the College is Council, which is composed of a mixture of independent (lay) members, members of staff of the College, and representatives of the Students' Union.
The College is a charitable body established by Royal Charter, and as trustees of the charity members of Council must ensure that its funds are applied to the objectives defined in the Charter.
The principal body below the level of Council is Academic Board (the supreme academic authority within the committee system).
The Charter is the founding document presented to the College by the Queen when it acquired its present status as a higher education institution in 1990.
The Statutes , which determine the basic framework of the College's governance structure, form the Second Schedule to the Charter. This model is common to virtually all those universities in the UK, which, like the University of London, were founded before 1992.
Ordinances are approved by Council, which is the College's governing body. They contain provisions for decision-making bodies (mainly Academic Board and Departmental Boards), staff employment and research.
Content last modified: 12 Nov 2014
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