University Council – Operational Guidelines


  • These Operational Guidelines set out how the Council operates under the authority of and within the framework provided by the University Statutes and Ordinances, in particular Sections 4 and 5 of the Statutes relating to the Council and its powers. 
  • If there is a conflict between the Statutes and Ordinances and the Operational Guidelines, the former take precedent. 
  • The Council has adopted the Operational Guidelines, which are reviewed annually, to promote the efficient and proper consideration of business. 
  • The interpretation of the Operational Guidelines (subject to the provisions of Statutes and Ordinances) shall be the responsibility of the Chair and their ruling shall be final. 
  • The role and responsibilities of a Council member are set out in the Appendix to the Operational Guidelines. 

Approved by the Council of Aston University on 24th March 2021.