This section contains a range of general information and forms helpful to Governors.
Calendar of meetings
Please note the calendar is subject to change as necessary throughout the year.
Governors are entitled to claim expenses for travel to meetings at the University and travel and subsistence for meetings outside the University approved by the Chair. Payment is at the standard University rates.
The term of office for Independent Governors is three years, renewable by re-election up to a maximum of nine years in total. Governors seeking re-election are required to complete the appropriate form which is subject to review by Nominations Committee.
Staff and Student Governors are subject to separate election procedures.
Induction and Staff Development
New Governors are offered an appropriate Induction programme including a meeting with the Clerk, members of Directorate and other key University personnel. Appropriate attendance at sessions organised by AdvanceHE is also encouraged.
Register of Interests
As Trustees under Charity law, all Governors are required to make an annual Declaration of Interest which is published through the Register of Interests compiled by the Clerk.
Governors may also find the following links useful:
- Schedule of Meetings
- Members’ Register of Interests
- CUC Code of Governance
- Board of Governors’ Privacy Notice (GDPR)
- Board of Governors Complaints Procedure
The following documents may be of interest to Governors. Copies are available from the Clerk
- Corporate Planning Statement
- Annual Report
- Human Resources Strategy
- Human Resources Policies
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Estates Strategy
- Financial Regulations
- Treasury Management Policy
- Value for Money Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Risk Management Policy
- Student Disciplinary Regulations
For any further assistance please contact Helen Smallbone, Clerk to Governors, at [email protected]