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Governance Services Unit

Governance Home Page

Governance is a major element of the University’s modernisation initiative to meet the challenge of being successful in the contemporary Higher Education environment.

The University modernised its Governance framework in 2008. The Charter and Statutes, setting out the principal roles and responsibilities of governance and management, were revised to make the governing body of the University, the Council, a smaller, more independent body with fewer committees. Similar reforms to improve the effectiveness of decision-making processes were introduced for the Senate which oversees the academic governance of the University.

The scheme of corporate governance ensures that Council monitors performance and assures effective corporate strategy and enterprising business planning.

The academic governance scheme provides for Senate to concentrate on assuring and enhancing our academic quality and standards and the richness of the student experience.

The Governance Services Unit, which is responsible for the upkeep of this website, provides support for the development and operation of the schemes of corporate and academic governance as well as related functions including information governance.

The Governance Services Unit also maintains the University's Register of Interests and Register of Gifts.

The Governance Services Unit produces and updates policies and procedures reflecting the range of the Unit’s activities.  Academic policies and procedures are compiled in the Academic Handbook.

The Governance Services Unit is currently located on the ground floor of Crescent House, sharing office space with Estates and Property Services.

Mark Rollinson - University Secretary and Head of Governance Services