The Secretariat is led by the Deputy Secretary. Its work is organised within five teams - Governance Support, Student Cases, Legal Services, Records Management and Information Governance, and Research Regulatory Compliance. Together, their primary responsibility is assisting the University Secretary in promoting the best standards of corporate governance throughout the institution.
Other information in this section includes:
- information about the Council and Senate and their committees
- the University subsidiary companies
Other Corporate Matters
Documents setting out the way in which the University is governed
Information about applying for ethical review of a research project is set out in the dedicated Research Ethics webpages.
Rules, regulations, protocols, policies, procedures and guidance
Key documents are set out below. A comprehensive list can be viewed on the dedicated policies, procedures and Codes of Practice webpage.
Declaring a gift or hospitality received
The University recognises that on occasion, staff representing the University may be offered gifts or hospitality in the course of carrying out their work.
Some roles require individuals to spend time with other organisations where it may be normal business practice or social convention to give and receive gifts or hospitality. This can often place individuals in a difficult position: where refusal may cause misunderstanding or offence; however, to accept may give rise to questions of impropriety or conflicts of interest.
The process set out in the University's Financial Regulations and Anti-Bribery Policy aims to support staff in maintaining high standards of propriety and professionalism. Following this process helps protect individuals from accusations of impropriety. It is important that the University and those representing it are seen to act with integrity and in accordance with the seven principles of public life.
For further information and to make a declaration of a gift or hospitality you have received in the course of carrying out University business, please see the Gift or Hospitality Declaration Form.
You can also access the form by scanning the QR code below: