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Charitable Status

Northumbria University is an 'exempt charity' as defined in the Charities Act 1993 (as amended by the Charities Act 1996).

 Northumbria University is an 'exempt charity' as defined in the Charities Act 1993 (as amended by the Charities Act 1996). 

Prior to 2006 most higher education institutions were, as exempt charities considered to be adequately supervised or accountable to another authority, and as a consequence not subject to direct Charity Commission supervision.  The Charities Act 2006 changed the law in this area, requiring exempt charities to be subject to a principal regulator.  On 1 January 2018 the Office for Students (OfS) became the principal regulator for those higher education institutions that are exempt charities.  As an exempt charity that has OfS as its principal regulator, Northumbria is required to publish on its main website a page that constitutes a gateway to specific relevant information:

Legal name and correspondence address

The University's legal name is 'University of Northumbria at Newcastle'. 'Northumbria University' is the trading name of the University.

The main correspondence address is:

Sutherland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Constitution

Instrument and Articles of Government

Trustees (Governors)

Trustees of Charitable Organisations

Board of Governors

Please click here for more information on the Board of Governors

Annual Accounts

Financial Statements


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