University Secretary's Office

We oversee the overall effectiveness of the University’s governance and compliance structures, and ensure the integrity of the conduct of the University in pursuit of its strategic goals and ambitions.


USO  - University Charter

About the University Secretary's Office

Jeannette Strachan is the University Secretary.

An exterior photo looking up at the Arts Tower.

Contact the teams

Contact details for staff and teams in the University Secretary's Office.

Who's who

Corporate Governance and Compliance


Supporting leadership and governance, including giving advice on the Charter, Statute and Regulations and providing secretariat support to Council, Senate, UEB, and their sub-groups.

Governance and Management

Legal Services

Maintaining a register of the legal and regulatory requirements imposed on the University as a corporate body and provision of legal advice (Staff login required).

Legal services

Ethical Governance

Responsibility for the review and effective operation of the University’s framework for decision making on ethical matters.

Our Code of Ethics

OfS Regulation

Oversight of compliance with the OfS on-going registration conditions and coordination of communications to and from the regulator.

OfS Regulation

Information Compliance, Records Management and Archives

Records Management

Assisting departments in records management in an orderly and accountable manner, adhering to a range of standards and best practice.

Records Management Policy & Guidance

University Records Centre

The University of Sheffield archive

The University of Sheffield archive is the historical record and corporate memory of the University and its predecessor institutions.

About the archives

Information compliance


Risk management

Tools for managers to take stock of how the risks they manage may impact on what they try to achieve, and to put in place plans to address this.

Risk management