Governance and management

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

Governing documents

Key Links

University Committee Handbook
Board of Governors
Compliance
Freedom of Information
Office of the Vice Chancellor
Quality and Standards
Risk Management
Equal Pay Audit
Sustainability
Policies and Procedures

Charitable Status

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

Gender Pay Gap Report

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 are expected to come into force in 2017 and will require all organisations employing more than 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap. The Gender pay gap is not the same as equal (or unequal) pay and is defined as the difference between the average pay of all men and the average pay of all women in an organisation.

Download the Gender Pay Report for 2017.

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.

People and Positions

Vice Chancellor 
Chair of the Board of Governors

The Chancellor
The Pro-Chancellor

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