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Responsibilities of The Corporation Board and Governors

The Executive Leadership Team report to a governing body called a Corporation. Together, they are responsible for the quality of the teaching and learning experience, and the support and welfare of our students.

Broadly speaking, the Corporation Board is responsible for:

  • approving, reviewing, and monitoring the educational character and mission of the College, its services, and academic activities
  • formulating and monitoring the medium- and long-term strategy of the College
  • assuring the overall ethos of the College and how it conducts its business
  • the financial health of the College, the proper use of public funds and for ensuring effective management to ensure the College’s financial solvency

The Corporation Board aims to ensure that Blackburn College and University Centre continues to be successful in all of these areas.  

This is achieved through a Committee structure which encompasses all aspects of college life and experience.

All Governors must uphold high standards of public conduct.  The Committee on Standards in Public Life, chaired by Lord Nolan, published a report in May 1996 that identified seven key principles for those serving in public life. These are:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

Governors must ensure that there are no conflicts of interest on any matters being considered by the governing body where a governor’s independent judgement could be affected in any way.