Bishop Grosseteste University’s governance structure has been developed to uphold the key values and practices on which the effective governance of UK HEIs is based.

Like the majority of higher education institutions, Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is a public body and as such, we are required to be open and transparent in our conduct and are also subject to the requirements of regulatory and funding bodies and the Committee of University Chairs Higher Education Code of Governance.

BGU’s governance structure enables us to fulfil our strategic objectives and ensure we are well managed and accountable to our stakeholders.

There are three main decision making bodies in the University that are central to the governance structure; these are the Council, the Senate and the University Senior Leadership Team. The links along the left of the page define this leadership structure, key documents, policies and procedures, financial information and details how the University is run.

Click here for access to our Policies, Procedures and Regulations.

Charitable Status

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has, since its inception, been an unincorporated association, regulated by the Charities Commission (in addition to the University-specific regulation from government agencies, notably the Higher Education Funding Council, to which the University is subject). The Lincoln Diocesan Trust is a custodian trustee and the University Council members are the managing trustees of BGU.

The University has no linked charities and its charitable objectives are to provide the services of education/training young people and the general public.

Unincorporated charities benefit from the same tax advantages as all charities, and have the same obligations to comply with tax law.

Legal name and correspondence address:

Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road

Financial Reports & Information

University Financial Statements

To view further information on the University’s funding/income, budgetary and account information, financial audit reports and financial statements, please visit the Publication Scheme section of the University website.

As a registered charity additional information and financial reports are available via the Charity Commission website at the following web address or by searching for charity number 527276 on the Charity Commission website.

General Enquiries

Please direct any general financial enquiries to:

Finance Department
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road

Honorary Awards

For the attention of the BGU community:

Each year the University has the opportunity to award Honorary Doctorates and Honorary Fellowships at its graduation ceremonies. Honorary Fellowship is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the University; whilst Honorary Doctorate is awarded to those who have made outstanding contributions to academic, local, regional, national or international life.

Current Bishop Grosseteste University staff and students, retired staff and alumni and current or former University Council members are invited to nominate candidates for honorary awards. Download the nomination forms and associated guidance.

Committee Structure

Bishop Grosseteste University’s committees are structured as shown in this PDF.

University Structure

Bishop Grosseteste University’s departments are structured as shown in this PDF.