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About the Resource Management Committee

The Resource Management Committee (RMC) is a joint committee of the Council and the General Board and reports into those committees via the Planning and Resources Committee​ (PRC). The RMC deals with the detailed work of resource allocation. The RMC gives Funding Approvals and allocates space, dealing with the detailed work on resource allocation, following proposals from the Space Management and Minor Works Sub-committee. The Planning and Resource Allocatio​​​n Office allocates space less than 100 square metres under RMC supervision. RMC also approves proposals to share University space, including with Embedded Companies.

RMC and PRC propose the budget parameters, which are approved by the Finance Committee. RMC then constructs the budget for PRC approval. The budget then goes to Council with advice from the Finance Committee, prior to being Graced.


RMC history and terms of reference:

The RMC produces a Membership and Terms of Reference document that is updated annually. The document provides information on the history and development of the Committee, outlining its core duties and responsibilities. The current version of the document is available from the links on the right of this page.


RMC Sub-committees:

1. Space Management and Minor Works Sub-Committee

The Space Management and Minor Works Sub-committee reports to the RMC, and to the Buildings Committee for information. It gives Technical Approvals where the Total Cost is between £50,000 and £1m in parallel with the RMC. It makes proposals about allocation of University space.​​

2. ​Procurement Strategy Group

The Procurement Strategy Group (PSG) also reports to the RMC. It is an advisory officer group that contributes to the formulation and dissemination of the University procurement strategy and good governance. It promotes and encourages good practice in procurement and purchasing, acting as critical friend on behalf of the University. 


Submission of papers:

Please provide the RMC secretariat with as much notice as possible of upcoming papers. Papers are required to be submitted 10 working days before a meeting to allow for sufficient time for the RMC Officers to review and address any queries that may arise. Templates for papers and their cover sheet are provided on this webpage.
All correspondence should be sent to the RMC Secretariat Shared Mailbox.



 Upcoming meetings

  • Planning and Resources
    • 19Oct
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 7Dec
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 1Feb
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 29Mar
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 26Apr
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 17May
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 21Jun
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 5Dec
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 6Feb
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 27Mar
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 24Apr
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 22May
      Planning & Resources Cttee
    • 26Jun
      Planning & Resources Cttee