The University Court is the University’s governing body. Court is responsible for approving the University’s overall strategic direction and exercising general oversight of the University’s performance and development. Court delegates the management of the University to the Principal and Vice-Chancellor.
The powers and governance framework of Glasgow Caledonian University are prescribed in a Statutory Instrument, the Glasgow Caledonian University Order of Council 2010, a legal document made by the Privy Council and approved by the Scottish Parliament.
The University Court is the University’s governing body and has key responsibilities in relation to the University’s overall strategic direction and for ensuring that the University’s business is conducted in accordance with the Statutory Instrument.
Court has six ordinary meetings a year. Its membership comprises:
- Lay members drawn from business, industry and the professions who retain an overall majority.
- Ex officio members being the Principal and the President of the Students' Association
- Two elected members, one from amongst academic staff and one from amongst non-academic staff
- One member appointed by the University Senate
Glasgow Caledonian University is a charity registered with the Office for Scottish Charities (OSCR) and the role of Court governor includes that of charity trustee.