Update from Council on 19 July 2018

The following issues were discussed at the Council meeting on 19 July 2018:

Effectiveness Review: Council discussed a report from the Council Effectiveness Review Steering Group and agreed a set of recommendations which will be published on the Steering Group web page

It was noted that an external advisor from FIT Remuneration Consultants had been appointed to advise the Remuneration Committee.

Audit Committee: Mr Tim Ford was appointed as the Chair of Audit Committee for a year from 1 August 2018.

Court: Council noted a report from the June meeting of Court and agreed a new date for the next meeting of 22 January 2019.

Finance: Council approved the budget for 2018/19, approved the financial forecasts and commentary for submission to the Office for Students and also noted a revised forecast for 2017/18.

Risk: Council agreed an amendment to the University Risk Management Strategy and also approved a new Risk Register and Risk Management Plan for 2018/19.

Strategies: Council approved a revised Finance Strategy and Estates Strategy and also discussed the emerging campus masterplan.

Policies: Council approved a revised Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Policy and Endowment Fund Policy

Research integrity: Council approved the annual Statement on Research Integrity.

Institute of Policy Research (IPR): Council supported the continuation of the IPR following its Five Year Review.