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The University's Charitable Status as at January 2012

For the latest update on the University's Charitable Status, please go to the current University's Charitable Status web page.

The University is an exempt charity whose principal regulator is the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The HEFCE sets out a number of information requirements on institutions with this status and this information is provided as follows:

1. Name and Address

The legal name and correspondence address of the University of Warwick is as follows:

University of Warwick



2. Charter and Statutes

The University's legal status derives from a Royal Charter originally granted in March 1965. It's objects, powers and framework of governance are set out in the Charter and supporting Statutes. The Charter and Statutes for 2009/10, as required by the HEFCE, can be found at Charter and Statutes.

Changes to the Charter and Statues

The University submitted a request to the Privy Council to make revisions to its Charter and Statutes , including the abolition of the Court and removal of the Statute on the University Librarian. The Privy Council with the Queen in session granted final approval of the proposed amendments on 15 October 2009 and these changes are incorporated in the version available above.

3. Financial Statements

The University of Warwick's financial statements can be found at:

Financial Statement 2010/11 , noting this includes information in relation to the University's linked charity, University of Warwick Foundation Trust (page 57, section 34 of the notes) as well as the University's public benefit statement (pages 10 - 13). Further information on the University of Warwick Foundation Trust is available here.

Financial Statement 2009/10

4. Governing Body

The governing body of the University is the Council and its' members, who are its trustees, as of January 2012 can be found below, together with information on the other charities (if any) of which they are also trustees. The membership of the Council as at January 2011 is also available.


  Member of Council  Charities of which Members are Trustees 
Pro-Chancellor (s): Sir George Cox

University of London Boat Club Association Trust
Merlin USA
University of Warwick Foundation Trust

The Vice-Chancellor: Professor N Thrift Council for Industry and Higher Education
University of Warwick Foundation Trust
The Treasurer: Mr K Bedell-Pearce University of Warwick Foundation Trust
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor: TBA  
The Pro-Vice-Chancellors: Professor A Caesar University of Warwick Foundation Trust
  Professor S Croft  
  Professor M Finn Royal Historical Society
  Professor T Jones  
  Professor K Lamberts University of Warwick Foundation Trust
Up to six academic members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate: Professor S Hand  
  Professor J Labbe  
  Professor A Muthoo  
  Professor M Taylor University of Warwick Pension Fund
  Professor P Thomas  
  Professor P Winstanley  
One member of the non-academic staff of the University appointed by the Senate: Mr A Rivett

Fierce Festival Ltd
Shared Experience Theatre Company Ltd
British Association of Concert Halls (BACH)

Such other persons not being members of the academic staff or salaried officers or students of the University and not exceeding fifteen in all, as may be appointed by the Council: Dame Fiona Caldicott Daphne Jackson Trust
Dr Roy Chung  
Ms V Cooke Global Action Plan
Changing Faces
  Mr P Dunne Leap Confronting Conflict
  Ms P Egan

Geffrye Museum

  Ms T Elliott Royal Town Planning Institute
  Ms V Heywood

Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust
Theatre Development Trust

  Mr J Higgins  
  Mr G Howells

IKON Gallery, Birmingham
MADE, Birmingham

  Dr G Lyons  
  Sir David Normington  
  Mr N Sanders HRH the Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conferences (UK Fund)
  Professor Sir John Temple The Healing Foundation
  Mr M Temple Design Council CABE
  Dr B Woods-Scawen  
The President of the Union of Students: Mr L Boe WarwickSU
One student elected by the Union of Students: Mr G Whitworth WarwickSU