Our governance structure and constitution support our operations to ensure that we embody good practice in higher education. 

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Our governance enables us to fulfil our strategic objectives and ensures we are well managed and accountable to our staff, students, partners and funding and regulatory bodies.

Like all universities, we have a duty to conduct our operations in a responsible and transparent way that meets the requirements set out by our regulatory and funding bodies, and the Committee of University Chairs’ Governance Code of Practice.

Governance of St George’s also ensures that we demonstrate our commitment to providing quality-assured education and in a safe environment where all our staff and students are treated equally and privacy of information is respected.

Information about how we operate is available through the Freedom of Information process.

Constitutional documents

The constitution and governance of St George’s are regulated by the Scheme and Statutes, which were revised and approved by the University of London in November 2013 and became effective on 30 September 2014.


Our scheme defines our objects, powers, statutory bodies and officers. It defines St George’s as a teaching, research and examining body with the right to award degrees and honorary distinctions.


Our statutes prescribe details of the membership structure, functions and powers of the St George’s Council, Senate and Academic Forum. It also outlines the powers and duties of the Principal and the Chair of Council, and the appointment of the Deputy Principal and the Auditors. Together they provide the guiding principles and governance structure for St George’s, University of London.

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