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College Council

College Council


The Council is the supreme governing body of the College established under the Charter and Statutes.



The functions of the Council are defined in the Charter and Statutes and the Ordinances, and include, among other things:  

  • defining and upholding the College's mission, vision and strategic direction
  • monitoring the College's progress against agreed goals
  • establishing management systems and monitoring their effectiveness
  • ensuring that delegated responsibilities are clearly defined for the College's standing committees
  • ensuring that the College has effective risk management and internal controls
  • overseeing the effective and prudential operation of the College
  • approving and monitoring commercial undertakings

Full details of the Council’s powers and functions can be found in the College’s Charter and Statutes. The Council’s terms of reference and details of its standing committees are given in the College's Ordinances.


Membership of Council comprises a mixture of independent (lay) members, staff members, and the President of the King’s College London Students’ Union. A summary of the role and expected qualities and attributes of Council members can be found below. The Members section gives details of individual members. 

Being a member of King's College London Council





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