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 June 2010 the Higher Education Council for England (HEFCE) became the principal regulator for those higher education institutions that are exempt charities. As an exempt charity that has HEFCE 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:
Newcastle upon Tyne