Durham University is a legally independent and autonomous institution, established by Act of Parliament in 1832 and Royal Charter 1837. The Univesity is also an educational charity.
The governance documents set out how the University is structured and governed.Return to the Governance homepage
Access our governance documentation.
Charitable Status and Royal Charter
The details of our charitable and education status and text of the Royal Charter.
Statutes and Regulations
The governance information of the University is outlined within the Statutes and Regulations.
Core and Programme Regulations
Regulations regarding the governance of academic programmes at the University.
Durham Students' Union
Durham Students' Union is the University's central Student Union under the 1994 Education Act and is the representative body for all students.