From incorporation in 1988 the University of
Wolverhampton has been an Exempt Charity at Law and since its
earliest days in the mid 19th Century, the University and its
forebears have had a purpose to provide the benefits of further and
higher education to as many people in the community having the
motivation and academic ability to do well.
The provision of such opportunities overall has public benefit
in terms of contributing to the economic and social well-being of
all the communities the University serves.
The Charities Act 2006 requires charities to include in their
Statements a report of the public benefits derived from its
The University of Wolverhampton is a Higher
Education Corporation incorporated under the provision of the
Education Reform Act 1988. Section 124 of the Act confers the
powers of the University to provide higher and further education,
the conduct of research and anything necessary or expedient in the
exercise of those powers. Members of the Board of Governors are the
Trustees of the University as an exempt charity. A list of
the University’s Governors (Trustees) and details of their other
charity trusteeships can be found here.
The Public Benefit derived from our mission may be summarised as
follows, although these are illustrative examples and not an
In setting the character and mission of the University of
Wolverhampton within those powers, the Board of Governors have
adopted the following mission statement:
"We are a learning community promoting excellence, innovation
and creativity. We are committed to being:
Through knowledge, innovation and enterprise we aim to transform
the lives of those who engage with us."
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