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The Council and Committees

The University has hundreds of committees, each instrumental in enabling the University and its many functions and activities to operate. The full list of University committees and other bodies, and their membership is published in Michaelmas Term and in Lent Term in the Reporter as Members of University Bodies, Representatives of the University ('Officers Number', Parts II and III).
The two central bodies - the University Council and the General Board of the Faculties - are supported by a number of committees and joint committees, lists of which are available from the links on the right.

Committee sub-sites

University Committees with sub-sites located on the governance hub are listed below. Information in these sites may be restricted and holders of University raven accounts are advised to login (top right).
Chairs or secretaries of University Committees, Boards or Syndicates interested in having a sub-site here should email in the first instance.

University Council

The Council is the principal executive and policy-making body of the University with general responsibility for administration and resource management.

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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for regulatory compliance in the University, ensuring appropriate financial and governance management structures are in place.

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C'ttee on Benefactions and External and Legal Affairs

CBELA scrutinises engagements between the University and external parties to ensure they are appropriate

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Environmental Sustainability Strategy Committee

The ESSC provides strategic oversight of the University's environmental sustainability commitments

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Estates Committee

Estates Committee directs the planning and oversees the development, construction and performance management of the University's operational estate.

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FC Financial Investments Sub-Committee

The FCFISC is an advisory committee of the Finance Committee providing oversight of the University's financial assets and liabilities.

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Finance Committee

A statutory committe of the Council, Finance Committee advises on the management of the University's assets

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General Board

The General Board of the Faculties is responsible for the academic and educational policy of the University.

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HR Committee

The HR Committee provides strategic oversight for HR policy and procedures

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Planning and Resources Committee

The PRC advises the central bodies on strategic matters and is responsible for the conduct of high-level planning and resource management in the University

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Remuneration Committee

Operating under delegated authority from the Council, the Remuneration Committee is responsible for setting the pay of the Vice-Chancellor, reviewing their performance, and advising on senior staff remuneration

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Research Policy Committee

The RPC assists the development of policies supporting the research activities, compliance, and goals of the University

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Resource Management Committee

The RMC deals with the detailed work on resource allocation. It manages the Resource Allocation Model and advises the PRC on allocations for central heads of expenditure

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