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Charter and Statutes

The Charter

The University of Essex admitted its first students in 1964, with the Royal Charter granted in 1965. The Charter outlines the objectives and powers of the University: to advance education, scholarship, knowledge and understanding by teaching and research, for the benefit of individuals and society at large.

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The Statutes

The statutes set out the governing body of the University and their membership.

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    The Statutes may only be amended following a process of consultation, and any changes require the approval of the Privy Council.