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:
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.
The audited financial statements of the University can be found on the Finance Office website:
The names of the members of Council as at 31st January 2022 appear below. Where members are trustees of other charities a link to the details is provided.
Assistant Committee Secretary
Pro-Chancellor (Deputy Chair)
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Appointed by the Alumni Association.
Appointed by the Students' Union.
Members elected by the Senate
Two members of the Senate, elected by the Senate.
Professor Malcolm Cook
Dr Kerri Akiwowo
Members elected by the General Assembly
Two members of the academic staff elected by the General Assembly.
Dr Marcus Collins
Professor Lisanne Gibson
Other elected members
One member of staff, other than the academic staff, elected from within their own number.
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.