Governance and compliance


Governance and Compliance

Key information and links to UCL’s governance structure and areas of compliance managed across UCL.

UCL’s governance structure includes the Council, the Academic Board and a formal committee structure. The Council is UCL’s governing body and Academic Board its senior academic authority. The operational management of UCL is the responsibility of the University Management Committee (UMC). 

The constitution and governance of UCL are defined in and regulated by the Charter and Statutes and UCL’s Regulations for Management. 

Find out about research governance policies and procedures, the expectations for the conduct of research and action to be taken in response to alleged research misconduct.

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The Council oversees the management and administration of UCL and the conduct of its affairs.

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University Management Committee

The University Management Committee oversees the operational management of UCL.

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Academic Board

The Academic Board advises the Council on all academic matters and questions affecting the educational policy of UCL.


Details of formal committee constitutions and memberships, terms of reference and dates of meetings.

Find out more about the Governance Team

About the Governance Team

Who we are and what we do.

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Information on matters of compliance managed across UCL.

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Office for Students (OfS)

Information about the objectives and regulatory framework of the Office for Students.

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Charity information

Further information about UCL's charitable status.

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Research governance

Our research governance policies and procedures outline the expectations for the conduct of research and define action to be taken in the event of suspected research misconduct.

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Academic structure

Find further information on the academic organisation of UCL, including a list of formal academic units established by the Council and information on restructuring of the academic units.

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Appointment of Professors

Details of the appointment procedure for Professorial roles at UCL.

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Honorary awards

List of Honorary Degrees and Fellowships and information on nomination and award criteria.