Corporate and Academic Governance Framework

Regulation 139 of our Articles provides for the adoption of a Corporate and Academic Governance Framework which shall include:

  • an articulation of the relationships between the company’s shareholders, directors, management and any other stakeholders;
  • the establishment of an Academic Committee that shall include in its membership external academic advisors and student representatives, and to which the directors shall delegate responsibility for academic governance that shall include, in particular, responsibility for ensuring the effective setting and maintaining of academic standards and the assuring and enhancing of academic quality, the irrevocable right to make all decisions related to academic awards which cannot be compromised by the Board of Directors or the shareholders, and which shall have the right to advise the shareholders, directors and management of the company; and
  • the establishment of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee that shall include in its membership student representatives, and to which the directors shall delegate responsibility for, inter alia, ensuring the company’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy is reviewed annually and is actively promoted and applied, and that the Annual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan is implemented.

Our Corporate and Academic Governance Framework has been adopted in accordance with Regulation 139 of the Articles, and is structured as follows:

  • Section 2 sets out our corporate governance arrangements
  • Section 3 sets out our academic governance arrangements
  • Section 4 sets out our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion arrangements; these arrangements are set out separately, because they span across both corporate governance and academic governance
  • Section 5 sets out how we measure performance