Governance and Administration
The framework within which Cardiff University operates is based upon its Royal Charter, Statutes and Ordinances, and is implemented by a strong administrative backbone.
- Charter - Defines objects, powers and officers of the University, and principles such as the power to teach and examine.
- Statutes - Comprise the rules concerning statutory bodies, members and officers of the University institution.
- Ordinances - Concerns how the University is governed within the general framework of the Charter and Statutes.
Court, Council, Senate & Committees
- Court - Receives the annual report and appoints the President, Vice-Presidents and Court and Council members.
- Council - The executive authority, the Council manages University finances and appoints School heads.
- Senate - As chief academic authority, the Senate determines the University's educational policies.
- Committees - Committees perform various functions defined by their terms of reference in Ordinances.
- Schools - Academic activity at Cardiff University is carried out across 27 schools and numerous other research centres.
- University Directorates - Five Directorates provide devolved structural support on a range of specific portfolio areas.