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Visitor (UK Universities)

A Visitor, in UK politics, is a Privy Council overseer who can intervene in the affairs of a Chartered University in the event of a dispute involving the internal procedures of that University.

They will not usually intervene on matters of employment or academic conduct, but on procedural matters.

The Lord President of the Council is a Visitor for 17 UK Universities:

For more information about the role of Visitors, refer to the Privy Council Secretariat website: