Under the terms and conditions of funding for HEIs from the Office for Students and Research England, every university is expected to have a robust and comprehensive system of risk management, control, and corporate governance. This supersedes the memorandum of assurance and accountability that was previously agreed upon between HEFCE and Universities.
The documents and links below, draw together a number of key internal controls that form part of the University’s Corporate Assurance. This is overseen by the University Secretary and is supported by the Governance Co-ordinator.
More information can be accessed at the Business Continuity Planning webpage.
More Information can be accessed at the Whistleblowing Public Interest Disclosure webpage.
The Audit Committee advises the Board of Governors on the annual financial statements and monitors the performance and effectiveness of the internal and external auditors. More information can be accessed at the Audit Committee webpage.
The University must comply with specific duties as described by the Home Office in its Tier 4 policy guidance for sponsors. To retain its Tier 4 Sponsor status these compliance duties include keeping certain records and reporting changes in a student’s circumstances in accordance with Appendix D of the Points Based System: Guidance for Sponsors. More information can be accessed at the Tier 4 webpage (staff webpage).