Committees

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Court can delegate certain responsibilities to committees to assist with its work.

More information is available in the Articles of association.

Contact: Roger Sendall, Head of Governance & Records Management.

Audit committee content

Audit committee

Meets four times every year. It advises and reports to court on external and internal audit matters and reviews risk management, control and governance arrangements. It reviews the external auditor's management letter, internal auditor reports and management responses, and the internal auditor's annual report.

Meeting dates

  • 24 February 2020
  • 25 May 2020
  • 27 August 2020
  • 16 November 2020
  • 22 February 2021
  • 24 May 2021

Membership

Chair

Independent members

Finance and general purposes committee content

Finance and general purposes committee

Meets approximately once every eight weeks. It advises court on a range of finance matters. It oversees the system of financial control and administration, recommends budgets, monitors progress and approves activities within its delegated authority. It advises court on employment, industrial relations, health and safety, and equality and diversity.

Meeting dates

  • 27 February 2020
  • 4 June 2020
  • 10 Sept 2020
  • 16 November 2020
  • 14 January 2021
  • 25 February 2021
  • 3 June 2021

Membership

Chair

  • Andy Rogers (University court member)

Membership

External Independent Member

  • Duncan Macaulay (External independent member)

Academic Partner Boards Chairs

Ex Officio members

 

Nominations committee content

Nominations committee

Chaired by the chair of court, this committee meets as required to review the membership of court, to seek new members when vacancies arise and to ensure the committees of court are populated in line with their agreed remit and composition.

Membership

Chair

Ex Officio members

Independent members

Academic Partner Principal

  • Vacant
Remuneration committee content

Remuneration committee

Chaired by an independent member of court. It implements the remuneration policy approved by court including setting and approving any changes to the salaries of senior staff.The principal and vice-chancellor is a member of this committee, but is not involved in setting their own remuneration. When setting the remuneration of the principal and vice-chancellor the committee can commission external advice drawn from both the universities and college sector and elsewhere. It approves any general movements in staff salaries and can consider inflationary trends, national and local market forces and benchmarks.

Membership

Chair

Ex Officio members

Independent members

Honorary awards committee content

Honorary awards committee

Chaired by the chair of court, this committee meets as required to recommend recipients of university honorary awards.

Regional Strategy Committee content

Regional Strategy Committee

See Regional Strategy Committee.