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.

Financial Statements

As part of its regulatory obligations, the University publishes its fully audited Financial Statements on an annual basis. These can be found as “What we spend and how we spend it” together with other documents under the University’s Publication Scheme.

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 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.