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Board of Govenor's committees and Academic Board

This section gives information on the Board of Govenor's committees and Academic Board.

Academic Scrutiny Committee 

The main aim of the Academic Scrutiny Committee is to provide academic oversight and to scrutinise the Academic Board and the Senior Management Team to ensure the highest standards of learning, teaching, and research are met in order to enhance the academic experience and student outcomes. 

Audit Committee 

The aim of the Audit Committee is to advise the University on the adequacy and effectiveness of its systems of internal control and current arrangements for risk management, control, and governance processes, compliance, and securing efficiency and effectiveness. 

Finance and Resources Committee 

The purpose of the Finance and Resources Committee is to advise the Board of Governors on financial strategy, financial sustainability, and to review staffing strategies and policies including pension arrangements. They are also expected to advise the Board on infrastructure matters including Information Technology and Estates strategies. 

Nominations and Governance Committee 

The main purpose of the Nominations and Governance Committee is to make recommendations to the Board on the appointment of Governors, on the chairing and membership of committees and for the efficiency and effectiveness of governance. 

Remuneration Committee 

The purpose of the Remuneration Committee is to determine the remuneration of the Vice-Chancellor, the University Secretary and such other senior staff as may be brought within the purview of the Committee. 

Dates of the committees

Meeting dates for academic year 2022/23.

Academic Scrutiny Committee 

  • 8th November 2023
  • 11th April 2024
  • 11th June 2024.

Audit Committee 

  • 21st September 2023
  • 2nd November 2023
  • 29th February 2024
  • 30th May 2024.

Finance and Resources Committee 

  • 28th September 2023
  • 9th November 2023
  • 18th January 2024
  • 7th March 2024
  • 13th June 2024.

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Academic Board

The Academic Board regulates and overseas the academic work of the University and responsibilities for maintaining and enhancing the quality of the University's academic provision and academic standards for awards.

The Academic Board advises the Vice-Chancellor and the Board of Governors on academic matters of strategic importance to the welfare and long-term sustainability of the University. This will include the quality of teaching and research, the quality of the student experience, the overall effectiveness of policies, and services that support the academic endeavour.

Academic Board dates 

Meeting dates for academic year 2022/23.  

  • 20th September 2023
  • 29th November 2023
  • 17th January 2024
  • 24th April 2024
  • 22nd May 2024
  • 25th June 2024.