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. Its objects, powers and framework of governance are set out in the Charter and supporting Statutes. The Charter and Statutes have not been amended since those in force in 2009-10, and can be found at Charter and Statutes.
Changes to the Charter and Statutes
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's financial statements can be found on the Statutory Accounts web page. The University's public benefit statement is included in the financial statements.
The financial statements include information in relation to the University's linked charity, University of Warwick Foundation Trust. Further information about the University of Warwick Foundation Trust is also available on the Warwick Foundation web page.
4. Governing Body
The governing body of the University is the Council and its members, who are its trustees, as of 31 January 2016 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 31 January 2015 is available on the Trustees web page.
|Member of Council||Charities of which Members are Trustees|
|Pro-Chancellor:||Chair: Sir George Cox||University of Warwick Foundation Trust|
|Pro-Chancellor:||Vice-Chair: Ms V Cooke||Hubbub Foundation|
|The Vice-Chancellor and President:||Professor Sir Nigel Thrift*||Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)
University of Warwick Foundation Trust
|The Treasurer:||Mr K Bedell-Pearce||University of Warwick Foundation Trust|
|The Provost:||Professor S Croft**|
|The Pro-Vice-Chancellors:||Professor C Hughes||University of Warwick Foundation Trust
|Professor T Jones|
|Up to four academic members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate:||Professor A Clarke|
|Professor C W Hughes|
|Professor A Muthoo|
|Professor P Winstanley|
|One member of the non-academic staff of the University appointed by the Senate:||Mr A Rivett||Dance Touring Partnership
The Audience Agency
BACH (The British Association of Concert Halls)
UK City of Culture Company - Coventry
|Such other persons not being members of the academic staff or salaried officers or students of the University and not exceeding 12 (such that the total lay representation, including ex-officio membership, shall not exceed 14 in all), appointed by the Council:||Dr N Bentley|
|Dame Fiona Caldicott|
|Dr J Ferrie|
|Mr G Howells||Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
|Dr D Keith|
|Ms J MacNaughton||The Climate Group|
|Sir David Normington||National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children|
|Ms M Philbin|
|Mr M Temple||Design Council CABE|
|The President of the Union of Students:||Mr I Leigh||WarwickSU|
|One student elected by the Union of Students:||Mr O Rice||WarwickSU|
*As of 1 February 2016, Professor Stuart Croft will be appointed as the University's Vice-Chancellor and President.
**As of 1 August 2016, Professor Christine Ennew will be appointed as the University's Provost.