University of Lincoln's Charitable Status

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About the charity

The University of Lincoln is a Higher Education Corporation and, as such, is an exempt charity. It has the charitable objectives of providing higher education and further education, and of carrying out research and publishing the results.

Since 1 June 2010, the University has been regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as the principal regulator of English Higher Education Institutions as charities. The members of the University's Board of Governors, who include the Vice Chancellor and staff and student members, are the trustees of the charity.

The names of the trustees as at January 2018 are listed below, together with the names of any other charities of which each member is also a trustee.


Independent and Co-opted Members

  • Professor S Bailey
  • Mr H Biddle (Chair of the Board; a trustee also of First College (part of a registered charity and of the George and Pat Bateman Charitable Trusts))
  • Mr N Corner
  •  (a trustee or member also of Breathing; the Foundation for Liver Research; Regent’s University London; British Institute of Technology, England; and the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers)
  • Ms Z Easey
  • Ms D Gilhespy (a trustee also of the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation; and the New Perspectives Theatre)
  • Mr N Gray 
  • Mr N Herbert
  • Ms M Jackson
  • Professor J Ker (a trustee also of the Cunningham Trust St Andrews)
  • Ms D Lees CBE (a trustee also of the IWM Development Trust, the Gerry Holdsworth Special Forces Trust, and the Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
  • Ms J Reeves (a trustee also of the the Legal Education Foundation)
  • Mr R Whetton

Student and Staff Members

Vice Chancellor

  • Professor M Stuart (a trustee also of the Universities Partnership Programme)

Linked Charity

The University has one linked charity, UL Learning Resources Limited (PDF). The principal object of this charity is to promote the advancement of education by the provision of learning facilities, other like facilities and services and funds for the educational and charitable needs or purposes of the University of Lincoln. The charity is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University and the results are consolidated in the University’s financial statements.

Financial statements of UL Learning Resources Limited (PDF) 


Articles of Government (PDF)

Instrument of Government (PDF) 

Financial Statements

Correspondence address

The University’s legal name is the University of Lincoln Higher Education Corporation and its address for correspondence is:

University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool