University’s Governance and charity information
The University of Kent was established by Royal Charter in 1965. It is an exempt charity subject to the provisions of the Charities Act 2011 (HMRC reference number XN5452). The Office for Students is the principal regulator for all higher education institutions (HEIs) in England which are exempt charities. All HEIs with exempt charity status are required to publish the following information on their websites:
- The legal name and the correspondence address of the institution (see below);
- The main constitutional documents in force currently;
- The names of the institution’s trustees (members of Council) on 31 January each year, together with a list of all other charities (if any) of which each trustee is then also a trustee;
- The full audited consolidated financial statements for at least five years;
- The main constitutional document of the HEI, the Royal Charter, versions published from the 2009/2010 academic year onwards.
The University of Kent is an exempt charity in accordance with Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011. The Order in Council came into operation on 1 October 1965.
The University’s legal name and correspondence address is:
The University of Kent
Queries about the above should be sent to the Director of Governance and Assurance (Sinéad Critchley) at the above address.