The Corporation (Governing Body) of the United Colleges Group was established in September 1992 under The Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (FHEA) for the purpose of conducting City of Westminster College pre-merger with the College of North West London. On 31st August 2017 City of Westminster College and the College of North West London, merged to form the United Colleges Group. The College Group is an exempt charity for the purposes of the Charities Act 2011. The Governing Body, through the Executive, steers the College as a whole. It works within the powers provided under the Further and Higher Education Act of 1992 and subsequent education legislation and in accordance with its Instrument and Articles which set out its composition and procedures and internal powers, responsibilities and duties. The Governing Body has also agreed on rules for the conduct of business which are known as Standing Orders.
In setting and reviewing the College’s strategic objectives, the Governing Body has had due regard
The Governing Body is responsible for:
The Governing Body meets approximately twice per term. Governors have agreed that a number of these meetings will be open to members of the public. If you are interested in attending any meeting to observe the business of the College Groups Governing Body, please contact the Clerk to the Corporation on 020 7258 2952 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The Governing Body has the power under the Articles of Government, to delegate certain functions to the Principal and to its committees. The Governing Body conducts its business through a number of committees. Each committee has terms of reference which have been approved by the Governing Body.
Minutes of committee meetings, except those deemed to be confidential, are available from the Clerk to the Corporation email@example.com or the following address:
United Colleges Group
Paddington Green Campus
25 Paddington Green
We are always keen to hear from people who might be interested in joining the Governing Body. All Governors offer their time voluntarily and are expected to attend not only formal Governing Body and relevant Committee meetings but also training events and less formal occasions such as exhibitions and performances. The responsibilities are considerable but the value of contributing to the success of the College Group and especially of its students is immense.
The appointment of new Governors is a formal process based on clear criteria, set by the Search and Governance Committee. We seek a balance of skills and experience to enhance our operation and we review our specific needs whenever a vacancy arises.
Experience of the FE sector is not a requirement but some familiarity with current issues affecting FE would be helpful. We positively welcome applications from women, disabled people and those of ethnic minority background.
If you might be interested in contributing as a Governor to United Colleges Group now or in the future, do contact the Clerk to the Corporation on 020 7258 2952 to discuss any opportunities informally.
A register of Corporation Members' (Governors) and senior managers’ interests are maintained and can be inspected upon request to the Clerk to the Corporation at the Paddington Green Campus.
The Governing Body requires all Governors to comply with its Code of Conduct for Corporation Members.
List of Governors
Chair of Corporation
Vice Chair of Corporation
CEO and Governor
Brenda Goring Moore