The Council shall have all such powers as are necessary for the discharge of its functions as they are defined in the Charter and in these Statutes, including the following:
5.1.3 To delegate authority to the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, for the academic, corporate, financial, estate and human resource management of the University. And to establish and keep under regular review the policies, procedures and limits within such management functions as shall be undertaken by and under the authority of Vice-Chancellor.
5.3.4 To be the University’s legal authority and, as such, to ensure that systems are in place for meeting all the University’s legal obligations, including those arising from contracts and other legal commitments made in the University’s name.
5.3.6 To ensure that the University’s constitution is followed at all times and that appropriate advice is available to enable this to happen.
5.4.7 To establish processes to monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the Council and its Committees.
5.7.2 To promote equality of opportunity across all University activities and services.
5.9.1 To monitor the operation of the Students’ Union to ensure that it functions in a fair and democratic manner and is accountable for its finances.