An overview of all the committees:
Senate (formerly Academic Board)
Senate is, subject to the provisions of the Articles of Association, to the overall responsibility of the Board of Governors, and to the responsibilities of the Vice Chancellor, responsible for appropriate matters relating to the University’s academic activities.
Board of Governors
The Board of Governors has a strategic role in forming the character and mission of the University; oversees its financial health and ensure its solvency and probity; monitors and benchmarks the University’s performance against its strategic plan and operational targets and is responsible for the selection, appraisal and remuneration of the Vice Chancellor, Deputy and Pro Vice Chancellors and the Clerk. The Board of Governors is not involved in the day to day management of the University.
Senate Academic Development Committee
Senate Academic Development Committee (SADC) has two core responsibilities: it has oversight of the academic standards of all University programmes and it provides an institutional context for the sharing and development of good practice in relation to Learning and Teaching. SADC, along with its sub-committees, is committed to securing and enhancing the academic experience of our students. Its membership is drawn from across the University.
Academic Standards Committee
Academic Standards Committee acted on behalf of Senate and was responsible for the validation and re-approval of programmes and the monitoring and maintenance of academic standards. It has now been replaced by Senate Academic Development Committee.
Senate L&T Committee
Senate L&T Committee was the principal committee for ensuring the University took deliberate steps towards the continual enhancement of the learning and teaching experience of our students. It disseminated good practice and oversaw the L&T Strategy. In the 2014-15 Academic Year its work was absorbed into the Senate Academic Development Committee.
Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources Committee has responsibility for the governance of employment related matters including the setting of a framework for the pay and conditions and development of staff and the procedures for their appointment.
Student Experience Committee
The Foundation Committee advises the Board of Governors on matters related to the Christian Foundation of the University and its expression.
Standing Committee acts for the Board of Governors between meetings and has a specific responsibility for the governance of strategic planning, academic affairs, financial affairs, student affairs, estates and building maters. Standing Committee also undertakes a detailed examination of the annual estimates of income and expenditure, and the annual accounts. It also agrees the agenda for meetings of the Board of Governors.
Joint Health and Safety Committee
The Audit Committee has very explicit terms of reference but is broadly responsible for examining the University’s risk management control and governance, and, arrangements for promoting economy, efficiency and effectiveness (value for money). Audit Committee also advises the Board of Governors on the appointment of the external and internal auditors and advises the Board on audit issues.