Information for members of Senate

This information is intended to provide members of Senate with additional background and contextual information about the University and the HE sector, including relevant pages dedicated to learning and teaching and research, and to the work of individual committees of Senate. If you require further information or questions please contact Matthew Borland (email:, tel 21201), David Swinn (email:, tel 21213), or Kathryn Clements (, tel: 21716).

Governance of the University

General University information

University Central Committee Structure The University Committee Structure
Committee Memberships and Terms of Reference Memberships and Terms of Reference of Central Committees
Almanac The Almanac Calendar for Central Committee Meetings
University Statutes Statutes of the University
University Calendar The Calendar of the University, including the Charter and Regulations of Senate
Our University, Our Future, Our Plan The University Strategic Plan, 2016-2021
How Finance Works Information about financial control and governace
Annual Report and Financial Statements The Annual Reports and financial statements and related information
Risk Management University risk management policy and process
Code of Ethics University Framework for Decision-making Relating to Ethical and Reputational Risk
Council papers and minutes Council papers and minutes
UEB The University Executive Board
Sheffield International The Sheffield International home page
The University and the City The University's work in partnership with the Sheffield City Region


Learning and Teaching Services The LeTS home page
Learning and Teaching Committee Specific LTC information and key contact details
Research and Innovation Services The RIS home page
Research Ethics Committee The UREC web site, with links to related information and services
Senate Budget Committee The SBC web site, with links to related information and a dedicated 'resources' section

External Links ad Publications

QAA The Quality Assurance Agency
HEFCE Higher Education Funding Council for England
OFFA Office for Fair Access
OIA Office of the Independent Adjudicator
HEA Higher Education Academy
HESA Higher Education Statistics Agency
UUK Universities UK
Russell Group Russell Group
Leadership Foundation: Getting to Grips Series Although aimed at HE governors, these guides cover  Academic Standards, Quality and the Student Experience, Audit, Estates and Infrastructure, Finance, Human Resources, Internationalisation, Research and Knowledge Transfer, and Risk
Higher Education Code of Governance The Committee of University Chairs Higher Education Code of Governance (December 2014)
Memorandum of Assurance and Accountability between HEFCE and institutions Memorandum of Assurance between HEFCE and institutions