The Abbey in longshot

The Council is the governing body and thus the supreme authority of the University, which means that it is ultimately accountable for the conduct and activity of the University and its representatives. The Council is responsible for determining the strategic direction of the University and for the finance, property, investments and general business of the University. It is also responsible for assuring the quality and standards of the University’s academic provision and is discharging its duties in accordance with the Welsh Quality Assessment Framework.

The University is a registered charity (No. 1138342) and Council acts as the Board of Trustees of the charity.

The Secretary to Council is Ms Louise Woollard who can be contacted via email ( The role of the Secretary is detailed in the University's Ordinances (Ordinance 21).