Powers and Functions of the Council

The powers and functions of the Council are:

  • to appoint a Chancellor, if it sees fit, for such period and with such powers and responsibilities as the Council shall determine;
  • to appoint the Chairman who shall be a person not holding honorary status in the University as defined by Ordinance, or a student of the University, or an employee of the University;
  • to appoint the Deputy Chairman of the Council from amongst its external members;
  • to appoint the Rector;
  • to be responsible for the efficient management and good conduct of all aspects of the affairs of the University (including its finances and property);
  • to make, amend or revoke such Ordinances, Regulations and decisions as are necessary to fulfil the responsibilities under the preceding sub-paragraph (e) to establish committees with such membership as deemed necessary to assist in the discharge of its responsibilities;
  • to establish committees with such membership as deemed necessary to assist in the discharge of its responsibilities;
  • to make such appointments, or recommendations for appointments, as are required by the Charter, Statutes or Ordinances;
  • to define such academic structure of the University, comprising departments, divisions, centres and other units which may be associated to form faculties, schools or other groupings within the University as the Council, on the recommendation of the Rector, after consultation with the Senate, considers expedient; and
  • to confer or revoke Honorary Degrees of the University.

Delegation of Powers of the Council

The Council may delegate any of its functions, powers and duties (other than its power to make Ordinances) to committees appointed by it, its officers, other entities (comprising its own officers or members or otherwise) or individuals, and such committees, individuals or entitiies may further delegate unless the Council has provided to the contrary.

The Council currently has six Committees.