University Executive Board minutes - 18 January 2022



18 January 2022


Professor K Lamberts (KL) (in the Chair, Professor J Derrick (JD), Professor S Fitzmaurice (SF), Professor S Hartley (SH), J Jones (JJ), Professor J Litster (JL), Professor C Newman (CN), Professor D Petley (DNP), R Sykes (RS), Professor M Vincent (MV)

In attendance:

Dr T Strike (TS), T Wray (TW), S Want (SW) (item 1), D Lodge (DL) (item 2)


Professor G Valentine (GV), Professor C Watkins (CW), I Wright (IW)


D T Swinn (DTS)

  1. Innovation Pillar – Impact theme

    • (SW in attendance for this item)

    • UEB discussed an update on progress relating to various aspects of the Innovation Pillar of the University Vision, with a focus on the impact theme and those aspects relating to Knowledge Exchange. UEB also noted a detailed breakdown regarding progress against the action plan for the impact element of the Innovation pillar, which demonstrated good overall progress in line with expectations. It was also reported that feedback regarding the need to focus on Faculties and departments had informed a range of activity, and a series of department visits were underway to discuss departmental progress and needs.

    • Actions:

      • Whilst the University awaited the REF results and the outcome of related work, and details of the next REF process, colleagues would be reminded of the ongoing importance of generating research income/grants and gathering evidence of impact.
      • UEB would receive a further update in March.
  2. Closed Minute and Paper

  3. Resource Allocation Task and Finish Group – Proposed Terms of Reference

    • UEB discussed proposed membership, terms of reference and principles for a task and finish group to review the University’s resource allocation process. The proposals followed an initial meeting of a sub-set of proposed members, which had developed the proposals, including the need for additional academic and/or Faculty representation.
    • Subject to the following, UEB approved the proposals as set out in the related paper:

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