In accordance with the Nolan Principles of Public Life, colleagues are expected to discharge their duties impartially and objectively and to take steps to avoid any conflict of interest.
Occasionally outside interests and activities, or those of close family members, may give rise to actual or perceived conflicts of interest. In the interests of transparency and probity, a register of interests has been established.
Should you need assistance, please contact Governance and Legal Services.
Declarations of interests are required from:
- members of the Senior Management Group;
- Resource Centre Managers; and
- University Nominated Directors on our subsidiary and associated companies.
Please note that the Register is open to public inspection.
The purpose of the register of interests is to provide openness and transparency by recording these interests and ensuring that they are handled appropriately. Colleagues are therefore asked to declare any matters which might influence, or be seen to influence, their conduct in relation to their role within the University and any material decision making.
Declarations are required on first appointment and then annually during the summer as they are required for the preparation of the University’s financial statements. Colleagues are responsible for ensuring that entries in the register relating to them are kept up-to-date
At meetings, colleagues are expected to declare their interests in a matter under discussion, even if those interests have already been registered. On the advice of the Secretary, the Chair may require a member to withdraw from any discussion, decision, or vote on a matter where a direct or indirect financial interest, or a substantial non-financial interest, exists or has been declared. For further information, please refer to the standing orders for the Board of Governors or the Academic Board.