Constitutional and Legal Matters
Legal and Charitable Status of the University
The institution was incorporated as a Higher Education Corporation (HEC) on 21 November 1988 by virtue of the Education Reform Act 1988 (ERA) (Commencement No. 2) Order 1988. The Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (section 77) enabled Higher Education Corporations who were Polytechnics to change their name to University and on 16 June 1992 the Privy Council gave its consent to the new name of the Corporation, and our official, and preferred name, The University of Huddersfield.
University of Huddersfield
As a higher education corporation, the University is not registered with Companies House and does not have a company registration number.
The University has charitable status as an exempt charity under Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011. It is therefore subject to charity legislation but is not required to register with the Charity Commission and is not regulated by it. As an exempt charity, the University does not have a registered charity number.
In 2010, the Higher Education Funding Council for England took over as the ‘Principal Regulator’ for the institutions it funds, and now has a general duty to promote compliance with charity legislation. This does not affect the University’s status as an exempt charity.
University Council and Committee members
Other Charities of which Council members are Trustees
|Council Member||Other Charitable Trusteeships|
|Mr Robert Cox (Co-opted Committee Member)||
St John's Church, High Legh
The Guide Association
Professor Bob Cryan CBE DL FREng
Peter Jones Foundation
|Mrs Virginia Lloyd DL||Henry Watkinson Educational Trust|
|Baroness Kathryn Pinnock||
Yorkshire Water Community Trust
Scholes Village Shelter
|Professor Isobel Pollock||
Design and Technology Teachers Association
HMS Warrior 1860
Women's Engineering Society
|Dr Ingrid Roscoe||Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Wakefield Cathedral Development Trust
|Mrs Helen Thomson DL||Next Steps Trust|
|Mr Jonathan Thornton||
Colne Valley Museum
Huddersfield Mrs Sunderland Music Festival
|Professor Tim Thornton||
Millenium History Fellowship
Grants of the Société Jersiaise
University Financial Statements
Feel free to view our full audited consolidated financial statements for the latest financial year, or even view our previous years accounts, at our Financial Statement page.