The Vice-Chancellor gave a report on current key issues for the University, including the recent announcement of funding for the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) project and fire safety.
Finance: Council approved the 2016/17 forecast, the estimates of income and expenditure for 2017/18 and forecasts for the period to 2021/22, as well as the financial forecasts for submission to HEFCE.
Risk: Council approved the risk register and risk management plan 2017.
Research integrity: Council approved the annual Statement on Research Integrity.
Career progression for research-only staff: Council approved revisions to the Career Progression in the Education and Research Job Family Principles and Framework document (CPER) to improve career progression for research-only staff.
Intellectual property:Council noted a report on return on intellectual property.
50th Anniversary: Council noted an interim report on activities in celebration of the University’s 50th Anniversary.
Ordinances: Council approved revisions to Ordinance 12 to abolish the Graduate Liaison Board, as recommended by Convocation.
Standing Orders and election processes: Council approved revisions to its Standing Orders and processes for elections.
Doctoral Committees: Council approved new dates for meetings of the new University Doctoral Studies Committee and Board of Studies (Doctoral).