The Council Secretariat
The Council Secretariat is part of the Registry and supports the management, administration and governance of the University. Its principal areas of work relate to the following:
- Committee servicingand support for the University's principal bodies as defined in its Royal Charter (Council, Senate and the Court), key Senate and Council committees (Audit, Finance and Resources, Staff Policy, Safety, Health & Environment, Lay Nominations, Honorary Degrees) and the Executive Group (which comprises the six senior University officers).
- Governance:keeping up-to-date the University's Royal Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and providing advice and guidance on matters relating to University governance and arising from the above.
- Student matters:providing advice and guidance on the handling of certain student complaints, appeals, grievances and serious matters of student non-academic discipline (and also grievances to the Council by staff) and University oversight of the Students' Union Constitution.
- Safety:co-ordination of health and safety in the Registry.
The Council Secretariat currently comprises the Secretary of the Council/Head of the Section, who reports to the Vice-Chancellor, a Deputy Head and a Secretarial Assistant. On a day-to-day basis Council Secretariat staff work with staff in the offices of the Vice-Chancellor and President, Senior Deputy and Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Deans of the Faculties and of the Graduate School, the Masters of the Colleges and Registry Sections.