Information for Members of the Council & Lay Members of Council Committees

This information is intended to provide an introduction to the University for members of the Council and for lay members of Council Committees. If you require further information please contact Sue Stephens (email: s.m.stephens@sheffield.ac.uk, tel 0114 222 1208) or Rebecca Barker (email: r.barker@sheffield.ac.uk, tel 0114 222 1741) and we will be pleased to help.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY – GENERAL INFORMATION
University facts and figures University facts and figures
Historical note Historical note
Location map Location map
University Departments List of University Departments
Prospectuses Undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses

GOVERNANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY
Role and Responsibilities A description of the role and responsibilities of Council Members
Council membership framework A systematic ‘framework’ to articulate the process of recruitment to Council and its sub-committees and the subsequent induction and support of members.
University Committee Structure The University Committee Structure for 2017-18
Committee memberships and terms of reference Committee memberships and terms of reference
Council Members List of Council Members for 2017-18
University Statutes (PDF) Statutes of the University, including those relating to the membership and powers of the Council
University Calendar The Calendar of the University, including the Charter and Regulations of Council
Council papers and minutes Council papers and minutes
Review of the Effectiveness of the Council (PDF) Report on the Review of the Effectiveness of the Council (2017)
Our University, Our Plan, Our Future. The University Strategic Plan 2016-21
Financial Control and Governance Financial Control and Governance
Annual Report and Financial Statements Annual Report and Financial Statements
Risk Management University Risk Management policy and process
Code of Ethics The University Framework for Decision-making Relating to Ethical and Reputational Risk

EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS
CUC Higher Education Code of Governance Committee of University Chairs Higher Education Code of Governance (December 2014)
Memorandum of assurance and accountability between HEFCE and institutions Memorandum of assurance and accountability between HEFCE and institutions
A shared strategy for relationship management between HEFCE and institutional governing bodies A shared strategy for relationship management between HEFCE and institutional governing bodies
Leadership Foundation: governance web pages A website designed for University Governors, with links to a range of resources.
Leadership Foundation Governor Development Programme Information on the Leadership Foundation Governor Development Programme.
Leadership Foundation: Getting to Grips Series Resources for Governors of UK Universities and Colleges of Higher Education, Getting to Grips Series (Leadership Foundation, January 2009). These guides cover Academic Standards, Quality & the Student Experience, Audit, Estates and Infrastructure, Finance, Human Resources, Internationalisation, Research & Knowledge Transfer, and Risk.
Equality and Diversity Governing bodies, equality and diversity: A handbook for governors of higher education institutions (Leadership Foundation / Equality Challenge Unit, April 2009).
The Essential Trustee What's required of a charity trustee, including their responsibilities to the charity.
Charity Fundraising - Trustee Checklist Charity Commission checklist for trustees in discharging their duties over fundraising, including a link to full guidance
Remuneration Committees A CUC Illustrative Practice Note on senior staff remuneration
Governing body responsibility for counter-terrorism and the Prevent agenda A CUC Illustrative Practice Note
'Mind the 'gap' - understanding the financial sustainability challenge A report by by the national Financial Sustainability Strategy Group (FSSG) that makes links between financial issues facing the sector and information generated by TRAC.