Corporate governance and structure

The University of Hertfordshire was created as an independent Higher Education Corporation in 1989 under the terms of the Education Reform Act (1988). The institution achieved university status in 1992 under the provisions of the Further and Higher Education Act (1992).

The University operates in accordance with the terms of its Instrument and Articles of Government, as approved by the Privy Council. These determine the overarching governance framework within which the University functions and require it to establish a Board of Governors and Academic Board.

The University is an exempt charity.

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The UPR series is the principal means by which the University of Hertfordshire publishes its institutional policies, procedures and regulations
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The day-to-day running of the University is the responsibility of the Vice-Chancellor and other key staff
Key staff and their responsibilities
Find out about our Corporate Governance structure, Schools of Study, Research Themes and SBUs
Our structure and administration
The University's educational character, strategic direction and policies are set by the Board of Governors
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Developing, implementing and monitoring all academic policies and procedures falls to the University's Academic Board
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Our vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK's leading business-facing university. A set of key strategic objectives will help us achieve this
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