The University of Northampton is an exempt charity within the meaning of the Charities Act.

To comply with a range of legal responsibilities, the Board of Governors operates a range of policies and procedures; further information on compliance activities is given below.

Current expenses for Vice Chancellor and Senior Staff are available to download. Previous periods of expenses are available to download.

The approval of policies, procedures, rules and regulation is as set out in the Scheme of Delegation.

The Senate approves academic regulations, rules and procedures.

In line with the CUC HE code of Governance, the University undertakes regular effectiveness reviews of its governance arrangements. The last effectiveness review was carried out in 2014-15.