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Committees perform a variety of functions. Their terms of reference, as defined by Ordinance or other regulation, set out their membership, powers and duties and lines of reporting. They may also provide a means of representation and consultation.

University level committees and other bodies:

  • Council
  • Court
  • Senate
  • Audit Committee
  • Academic Standards and Quality Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Policy and Resources Committee

For more information about university committees and membership, please visit Committee Support.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is a sub-committee of the Council. It monitors and reviews the University's financial and other internal control systems, including the work of the internal audit unit, to ensure compliance with the mandatory requirements of the HEFCW Audit Code of Practice.

The committee advises Council on whether the University's systems and procedures promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness, and safeguard the University's assets and prevent and detect fraud or other irregularities. The Audit Committee is chaired by Michael Hampson.

It submits the Annual Report to Council and the Annual Assurance Report.