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Senior staff expenses and travel costs

We publish directly reimbursed expenses and associated costs for senior staff who are members of University Executive Board.

We publish directly reimbursed expenses and, with effect from February 2019, we have included corporate credit card transactions and travel bookings via our travel management companies for senior members of the University in accordance with the University’s financial regulations. These apply to all staff and are reviewed and approved regularly by the University Council.

At present, the costs published are only for activities incurred in the course of their managerial roles, and not those arising from academic roles. In general, we do not ask academics to account for their research and academic-related spending through these channels. These activities are accounted for through standard academic processes.

Expenditure is published quarterly (in line with our financial year, which starts on 1 August and runs to 31 July). Expenses are out of pocket expenses, corporate credit card and travel booking transactions for members of University Executive Board.

We are conscious of the need for value for money and the responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint where possible. Staff at all levels use email, telephone or video conference and other methods to ensure that they can engage with a wide range of people and organisations while reducing the amount of travel they do.

Senior staff have different roles and functions. Some roles are focussed mostly within the University, while others are required to engage more widely beyond the University, Wales, or the UK. This is reflected in the expenditure published.