For more information relating to useful University procedures and templates, please visit Procedures and Templates.
Each year, in accordance with HEFCE policy, the Secretariat asks senior colleagues in the University to complete and submit a Register of Interests form. The Clerk to Council, on behalf of the Registrar and University Secretary, maintains the overall Register of Interests. Staff are asked to provide details of:
The Register of Interests Form can be found online and is accessible via UoB staff login.
As the governance of higher education in the UK evolves, there are major implications for governing bodies including:
All of the above and more means that governors/committee members of governing bodies (particularly new ones) need to be well prepared for their roles and the challenges they face, so that they can contribute effectively to their various committees from the outset.
To support governors/committee members in this challenge, we have provided a set of useful internal and external resources below:
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) works in partnership promoting and funding high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research, meeting the diverse needs of students, the economy and society.
The following Guide is published by the Committee of University Chairs and available through the HEFCE website:
The following guides are jointly published by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and the Committee of University Chairs (CUC). They have been developed specifically for Governors of UK Universities and Higher Education Colleges:
The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education's Governance is a key resource for governors, council members and others interested in governance in higher education. Below are some helpful publications:
Governing Body guide to Equality and Diversity (PDF, 1.4mb)
High Performing Governing Body (PDF, 1.3mb)
Governing Body Effectiveness Framework (PDF, 312.7kb)
Note: some of the documents on this page are in PDF format. In order to view a PDF you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader