Court

The next meeting of Court will take place on 6 December 2019.

The last Annual Meeting of Court took place on 7 December 2018.‌

The Convening Notice was circulated to all Court members on 2 November 2018. For a copy of the Convening Notice, please see below:

The papers for the meeting are available to download;

 For a copy of the presentations, please see below:

Finance Presentation of 2018 Results for Court Dec 2018 (PDF, 1,283kB)

VC Court Presentation 2018 (PDF, 1,632kB)

Temple Quarter Presentation (PDF, 2,060kB) 

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

 

 


Members of Court

There are over 650 members of Court.  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 the University of Bristol Charter, Acts, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations (Statute 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 (Statute 12).

 

Secretariat

Court is organised by:

The Governance team