Governance is the way in which the College structures itself to ensure that it has effective strategic leadership and executive management in the realisation of its mission as a leading research and teaching institution.
King's College London is a co-founding constituent college of the University of London. It was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington and received a Royal Charter in 1829. In July 2006 the Privy Council granted King’s College London degree awarding powers in its own right. Subsequently, King’s successfully applied to the University of London to award its own degrees, while remaining as a constituent college of the University of London.
The constitution and governance of the College are regulated by the Charter and Statutes, which were revised and approved by the Privy Council in May 2009, and by the Ordinances approved by the College Council on 30 June 2009.
Charter and Statutes and Ordinances
The King’s College London Charter defines the objects, powers, statutory bodies, and officers of the College. It defines the College as a teaching, research and examining body with the right to award degrees and honorary distinctions.
The King’s College London Statutes prescribe details of the membership structure, functions and powers of the Council, and the powers and duties of the Principal and President and the Chairman, and the appointment of Vice-Principals and The Auditor.
The King’s College London Ordinances give detail on the College’s structure and the terms of reference and membership of Council and its standing committees. It also includes information on staffing policies and procedures and the list of College awards.