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Committees and Membership

Committee Support is responsible for the arrangements for the main University committees, and co-ordinates the production, collation and distribution of agendas and papers for all University committee meetings. We co-ordinate the membership of University committees, including nominations, elections and ballots as necessary. We also record committee membership details on a database, and maintain an archive of committee minutes, agendas and papers (in paper and electronic format).

Committee Structure


The purpose of the committee structure is to provide:

  • A framework within which those committees established by the Charter and Statutes (Council, Court and Senate), those required by legislation and/or good practice (Health and Safety, Equality etc) and those necessary for the effective operation of the institution, can conduct their business openly and according to their terms of reference;
  • A clear delineation of how those committees relate to each other and how reporting lines are intended to operate.


Committees perform a variety of functions and it is their terms of reference, as defined by Ordinance, which determine their composition, powers and their lines of reporting. They may also provide a means of representation and consultation. For the present purpose the terms ‘Committee’ and ‘Board’ are interchangeable and normally denote standing bodies which will have specific authority delegated to them by higher committees.

The term ‘Group’ or ‘Panel’ is intended to denote bodies which are largely advisory and/or consultative. Their remits, composition and lines of reporting are defined by minute of their parent committee. It is envisaged that membership of such groups and panels may include University administrative officers in addition to lay members and/or academic staff representatives.

List of University Committees and Other Bodies

The following are university-level committees:

  • Council
  • Court
  • Senate
  • Audit Committee
  • Academic Standards and Quality Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Policy and Resources Committee

University Executive Board is an advisory group to the President and Vice-Chancellor in his role as executive head of the University. Contact for the Board is Ms Mairwen Harries.

Further information on this body can be found on this page:

University Committees and Contacts 

Membership of Committees

The current listing of membership, including terms of office, for all University committees can be found here. 

Committee membership can change quite frequently so please contact Committee Support if you have a membership query.

Committee Minutes

Follow the links on the left-hand side to access available committee minutes for the current and previous three sessions. For earlier minutes or minutes not listed on those pages, contact

Committee Support

Phone:  029 2087 4297 Email: