Act, charter, statutes, ordinances and regulations
University of Keele Act 1962
An Act to dissolve the University College of North Staffordshire and to transfer all the property and liabilities of that college to the University of Keele.
The Royal Charter was granted to Keele University in 1962 by Queen Elizabeth II (providing university status) for the advancement of knowledge, the diffusion and extension of arts, science and learning, the provision of liberal, professional and technological education and for the incorporation and furtherance of the Charter granted to the University College of North Staffordshire.
The ordinances set out, in more detail than statutes, the rules for the conduct of the University’s business. They establish key organisational structures such as Faculties, Schools and Research Institutes and also distribute the authority of Council to executive officers. They contain provisions regarding the Senate and the academic governance of the University, including disciplinary, appeals and grievance procedures.
The regulations contain principles and standards designed to control or govern conduct or provide direction at a more detailed level than ordinances. These Regulations apply to all members of the University, including students and can be found here.
The Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations can be downloaded as a single PDF file for ease of reference. Note that this is a printed copy - the master version of any Statute, Ordinance or Regulation is always the online version. Full Text: SORs (Sept 2023)