The University of Northampton is an independent corporate body established by statute under the terms of the Education Reform Act 1988.

Governing documents

Charitable Status

The University is an exempt charity under the Charities Act. The University’s charitable purpose is the advancement of education.

Governance codes

The governance of the University is conducted in accordance with the seven principles of public life:

  • selflessness
  • integrity
  • objectivity
  • accountability
  • openness
  • honesty
  • leadership

The University has adopted the Higher Education Governance Code as developed by the Committee of University Chairs (CUC). The University has a University Code of Conduct for Governors, Officers and External Members.