Links to information on the University’s governance structures
Oxford's crisis management framework explained (single sign-on required). Provides a summary of the University’s established crisis management framework and how the University is responding to the coronavirus outbreak
The University's governance structures. Puts Council in the wider context of the University's governance.
The University as a Charity. Explains the University's status as a charity and the role of Council members as the charity trustees of the University.
Committees of Council. Lists the main committees of Council and other committees reporting directly to Council or to one of its main committees.
Congregation. The website of Congregation, the University's sovereign body.
University Officers. Sets out the principal University Officers and explains their roles.
Planning and Council Secretariat. Council is supported by the Governance team in Planning and Council Secretariat. See here for further information on who they are and what they do.
Elections Office. The Elections Office, part of the Council Secretariat, administers the elections by Congregation (including those to Council) and by Convocation. Details of vacancies on Council or other University bodies, how to nominate someone for election to Council, or how to stand for election to Council, are provided here.
Organisation Chart. Shows in diagram form the organisational structure of the University.
The University's Strategic Plan 2013-2018.
You may also wish to look at the information on the four Academic Divisions, Continuing Education, the Colleges and the Conference of Colleges, the Gardens, Libraries an Museums (GLAM), the University Administration and Services, and the Oxford University Press.
- Oxford's crisis management framework explained (single sign-on required)
- About Governance and Planning at the University of Oxford
- Statute VI: Council
- Regulations: Council
- Committees of Council
Contact the Council Secretariat
Head of Governance Secretariat