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This page provides information to fulfil the requirements of Annex E, para 5 of the Memorandum of assurance and accountability between HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) and institutions' (June 2014/12) which requires all higher education institutions that are exempt charities to establish a gateway page on their website, linking to information about their charitable status.

This information will be updated no later than six months after the end of the previous academic year.

Full legal name of the institution

Southampton Solent University Higher Education Corporation

Preferred name

Southampton Solent University

Correspondence address

East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN

Constitutional documents of Southampton Solent University

The Instrument of Government adopted on 15 July 2015 sets out the constitution of the institution's governing body. The Articles of Government adopted on 15 July 2015 sets out (a) the regulations that govern the conduct of the University; (b) the responsibilities of the governing body, Vice-Chancellor and Academic Board; and (c) the procedures for meetings of the governing body.

View Instrument of Government adopted 15 July 2015

View Instrument of Government adopted 8 July 2005

View Articles of Government adopted 15 July 2015

View Articles of Government adopted 8 July 2005

Board of Governors

Southampton Solent University is overseen by a Board of Governors. Under the Education Reform Act of 1988, which created higher education corporations, the Board of Governors is generally responsible for looking after the public investment and the public interest at the University. There are normally twenty governors, most of whom are voluntary independent members, drawn from business. They bring to the board a blend of commercial, professional and life experience. There are also internal members, including the Vice-Chancellor, staff and the President of the Students' Union.

View a list of Governors who were serving on the Board as at 31 January 2016

View the University's current Governors 

The statement on public benefit within the financial statements confirm that the institution has regard to Charity Commission guidance on reporting how it delivers its charitable objectives 'for the public benefit'.

View the University's financial statements

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