Charitable Status

The University is an independent corporation established by Royal Charter. It has the status of an exempt charity and its compliance with its responsibilities as a charitable body are regulated by the Office for Students.

The legal and preferred name of the institution is Loughborough University.

The address for correspondence is:

Loughborough University
LE11 3TU

Constitutional documents

The University's Royal Charter and Statutes are the documents which establish the University and form the basis of its structure and governance.

The University's charitable status (for University staff)

The University's Legal Services explains the legal basis of the University's charitable status in a document specifically for University staff.

The University's charitable status is important in ensuring the sustainability of the institution – financially, legally, practically and reputationally. A Royal Charter Compliance Toolkit has been developed to assist colleagues with assessing whether existing or new activities are consistent with the University’s Royal Charter and charitable obligations, to ensure the University’s charitable status is never at risk.

Financial statements

The audited financial statements of the University can be found on the Finance Office website:

University Trustees

The names of the members of Council as at 1st January 2024 appear below. Where members are trustees of other charities a link to the details is provided.


Committee Secretary

Richard Taylor

Assistant Committee Secretary

Luke Vulpiani

Ex-Officio Members

Senior Pro-Chancellor/Chair

Christine Hodgson CBE

Pro-Chancellor (Deputy Chair)

Jennifer Maxwell-Harris


John Sinnott


Professor Nick Jennings CB, FREng, FRS

Honorary Treasurer

Andrea Davis

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Chris Linton

Appointed Members

Appointed by the Alumni Association.
Luke Stott

Appointed by the Students' Union.
Molly Page
Georgia Whelan

Members elected by the Senate

Two members of the Senate, elected by the Senate.
Dr Kerri Akiwowo
Professor Tarek Hassan

Members elected by the General Assembly

Two members of the academic staff elected by the General Assembly.
Professor Matthew Inglis
Professor Sheryl Williams

Other elected members

One member of staff, other than the academic staff, elected from within their own number.
Emma Nadin

Co-opted members

Such other persons of whom not more than two shall be members of the academic or other staff of the University and not exceeding twelve in all as may be co-opted by the Council.
Penny Briscoe
Graham Corfield
Naomi Hudson
Baroness Nicky Morgan
Professor David Price
Professor Surinder Sharma
Paul Taylor
Mark Thurston
Mike Wedderburn

This information is correct as of 1st January 2024.