Court

The next Annual Meeting of Court will be held on 2 December 2016.

Further detail will be added in due course.

If you have any queries, please contact the Governance team directly.

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An Extraordinary Meeting of Court was held on 9 July 2016.

The meeting was convened for the purposes of appointing the University's next Chancellor.

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The last Annual Meeting of Court took place on Friday 27 November 2015 in the Reception Room, in the Wills Memorial Building.

The Convening Notice was circulated to all Court members on 23 October 2015. For a copy of the Convening Notice, please see below:

The following papers for the meeting are now available to download (both individually and as a whole meeting paper pack):

 If you have any queries,  please contact the Governance team directly.


Members of Court

There are some 585 Court members of Court.  A list of Court members 2015 (PDF, 171kB) is available.  The members include officers of the University, members of the Board of Trustees and Senate, emeritus professors, benefactors, members of the Society of Merchant Venturers, representatives of local authorities, persons appointed by Privy Council, persons appointed by the Chancellor of the University, representatives of other Universities, local Members of Parliament, representatives of local and professional bodies, and 100 members elected by Convocation.  Further information can be found in the University of Bristol Charter, Acts, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations‌ (Statute 11).

Powers of Court

Court receives reports from the Board of Trustees and an annual audited statement of accounts.  Court may comment on the affairs of the University, advise the Board of Trustees on any matter, and invite the Board of Trustees to review a decision.

Court appoints the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellors upon the nomination of the Board of Trustees, and elects lay members of the Board of Trustees.

Further information can be found in University of Bristol Charter, Acts, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations (PDF, 1,372kB) (Statutes 13).

Meetings of Court

Court normally meets once a year in December.  The Chancellor presides.  Court considers the annual accounts and the strategy and management of the University.  Court may hold special meetings at the request of its members.  Formal minutes, papers and presentations from the meetings of Court are made available to members of the public.  Further information can be found in the University of Bristol Charter, Acts, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations (PDF, 1,372kB) (Statute 12).

 

Secretariat

Court is organised by:

The Governance team