The University of Northampton is an independent corporate body established by statute under the terms of the Education Reform Act 1988.
The University is an exempt charity under the Charities Act. The University’s charitable purpose is the advancement of education.
The governance of the University is conducted in accordance with the seven principles of public life:
The University has adopted the Higher Education Code of Governance as developed by the Committee of University Chairs (CUC). The University has a Code of Conduct for Governors, External Committee Members, University Officers and Senior Post Holders.