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Statement of Primary Responsibilities

Below are the Council documents that relate to the Statement of Primary Responsibilities: -

The principles of sound governance and the requirements of the Commission of University Chairs (CUC) Higher Education Code of Governance (December 2014) http://www.universitychairs.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Code-Final.pdf sets out that HEI governing bodies should adopt a Statement of Primary Responsibilities which clearly defines the scope of their responsibilities.

The Statement of Primary Responsibilities details the principal responsibilities of the University Council. It is based on the Model Statement contained within the HE Code of Governance and demonstrates the University’s compliance with the Code. It is expected that the responsibilities itemised in the Statement of Primary Responsibilities shall be discharged as outlined below. The statement should be read in conjunction with Section 11 of the Statutes: Powers of Council: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/governance/media/legalandgovernance/allfiles/documents/Statutes-15-July-2015.pdf.

It should be noted that Council’s effectiveness will be measured against the HE Code of Practice and the Statement of Primary Responsibilities.