Governance and compliance



Find out more about UCL's governing body, including terms of reference, membership, meetings and minutes. You can also find information about the roles and responsibilities of members, registered interests, and delegated powers.

As UCL’s governing body, the Council oversees the management and administration of UCL and the conduct of its affairs, subject to the advice of the Academic Board on matters of academic policy. Council approves UCL’s mission and strategic vision and its long-term academic and business plans. Council delegates authority to the Provost, as chief executive, for the academic, corporate, financial, estate and human resources management of UCL. The Council normally meets six times each year. In addition, the Council holds an annual strategic away day, which is also attended by members of the Provost’s SMT.

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Terms of Reference

Read more about the powers and duties of the UCL Council, including primary responsibilities and delegation of power.

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Find out more about the composition of the UCL Council, including role descriptions and registered interests of members.

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Meetings and minutes

Download copies of previous minutes and view the meeting schedule.

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Use of the UCL Seal

The list of officers authorised to witness use of the UCL Seal.

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Effectiveness Review 2020

Council undertakes a periodic review of its effectiveness. The report is available to download.

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Effectiveness Review 2016

Council undertakes a periodic review of its effectiveness which is available to download.