Like the majority of higher education institutions, Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is a public body and as such, we are required to be open and transparent in our conduct and are also subject to the requirements of regulatory and funding bodies and the Committee of University Chairs Higher Education Code of Governance.

BGU’s governance structure enables us to fulfil our strategic objectives and ensure we are well managed and accountable to our stakeholders.

There are three main decision making bodies in the University that are central to the governance structure; these are the Council, the Senate and the University Senior Leadership Team. The links along the left of the page define this leadership structure, key documents, policies and procedures, financial information and details how the University is run.

Click here for access to our Policies, Procedures and Regulations.

Schedule of Delegation

The Schedule of Delegation confirms the location of specific powers for certain key decisions. It is not intended to be a full and complete description of the roles, remits, responsibilities and powers of all University bodies and individuals. It should be read in conjunction with the University’s Articles of Association, incorporating the Instruments and Articles of Government and the terms of reference of relevant committees. This Schedule of Delegation was established on 1 August 2019 and is available here:

Schedule of Delegation

Charitable Status

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has, since its inception, been an unincorporated association, regulated by the Charities Commission (in addition to the University-specific regulation from government agencies, notably the Higher Education Funding Council, to which the University is subject). The Lincoln Diocesan Trust is a custodian trustee and the University Council members are the managing trustees of BGU.

The University has no linked charities and its charitable objectives are to provide the services of education/training young people and the general public.

Unincorporated charities benefit from the same tax advantages as all charities, and have the same obligations to comply with tax law.

Legal name and correspondence address:

Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road

Financial Reports & Information

University Financial Statements

To view further information on the University’s funding/income, budgetary and account information, financial audit reports and financial statements, please visit the Publication Scheme section of the University website.

As a registered charity additional information and financial reports are available via the Charity Commission website at the following web address or by searching for charity number 527276 on the Charity Commission website.

General Enquiries

Please direct any general financial enquiries to:

Finance Department
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road

Honorary Awards

For the attention of the BGU community:

Each year the University has the opportunity to award Honorary Doctorates and Honorary Fellowships at its graduation ceremonies. Honorary Fellowship is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the University; whilst Honorary Doctorate is awarded to those who have made outstanding contributions to academic, local, regional, national or international life.

Current Bishop Grosseteste University staff and students, retired staff and alumni and current or former University Council members are invited to nominate candidates for honorary awards. Download the nomination forms and associated guidance.

Committee Structure

Bishop Grosseteste University’s committees are structured as shown in this PDF.

University Structure

Bishop Grosseteste University’s departments are structured as shown in this PDF.


The information published on this page shows the number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants. The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications. The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us. The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us. It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socio-economic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.