Report of University Council Meeting - 1 July 2010

The following items were discussed at the recent meeting of University Council:

  • Enterprise & Innovation: Council received a presentation from Professor Jane Millar (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)), Mr Ron Humphreys (Director of Bath Ventures) and Dr Faith Butt (Director for Lifelong Learning) on Enterprise & Innovation.The report covered:
    • definitions, funding and income;
    • Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF);
    • Enterprise Key Performance Indicators;
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs);
    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD);
    • Bath Ventures;
    • SETsquared Partnership.
  • 2010/11 Estimates: Council considered and approved the University's 2010/11 Estimates. These projected a surplus for 2009/10 but this was forecast to reduce over subsequent years in the context of the long term uncertainties facing higher education.
  • Risk Management: Council considered and approved the Annual Report on Risk Management which identified the changes in the net risk position of the 18 risk elements outlined in the University's Risk Register and Risk Management Plan. The Annual Update of the University's Risk Register and Risk Management Plan was also approved.
  • Omnibus: Council noted and welcomed the establishment of the new staff society, Omnibus.
  • Open Days: Council received a report on the success of the new arrangements for University Open Days and thanked all those who had contributed to the first Open Day operating under the new arrangements on 24 June 2010.

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