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Governance & University Committees

Brunel University London exists by virtue of a Royal Charter first granted in 1966. Its governing body is called the Council and comprises a mix of independent members, staff and students of our university. The University is an exempt charity as defined by the Charities Act 2011.

The Council appoints the Vice-Chancellor and other senior officers. Its powers, duties and functions are set out in full in the Statutes. Council has established a range of Committees to carry out its work.

The academic governing body of the University is the Senate, which is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor. Senate's powers, duties and functions are set out in the Statutes, and it has established a number of Committees to assist it in its work.

Information about our council members