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How we make decisions

Major decisions about the management and academic work of the University are made by the Council and the Senate.

The Council is the University's executive governing body and is responsible for strategic planning, monitoring effectiveness and performance, finance, audit, estate management and human resource management.

To see the minutes of Council please click here.

The Senate is the academic authority of the University and is responsible for promoting the academic work of the University in teaching, learning and research and enterprise.

To see the minutes of Senate please click here.

Copies of Council and Senate papers are available on request.  Please email freedom-of-information@open.ac.uk

Should you require any further information about decision-making at the University, such as the Appointment Procedures, please click here.