Meeting updates

UEB, 16 January 2017

  • UEB received the draft narrative for the Teaching Excellence Framework. Once finalised, the narrative will be submitted by the deadline of 26 January.
  • UEB received the draft sub-strategies of the new strategy: Education/Students; Research; Innovation; Civic Mission; and International. The format and content of the draft sub-strategies were discussed; it was agreed there should be more consistency and cross-referencing between sub- and the high-level strategies.
  • UEB received the quarterly update on University Research Institutes (URIs).
  • UEB received an update on European Structural Funds activities at the University and approved participation in the new call for ERDF revenue projects.
  • UEB received a revised Emeritus title policy and approved amendments which included being able to use the title of reader.
  • UEB received the revised Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech which now takes into account the University’s additional duties under the Counter-Terrorism Act 2015, and also clarifies the legal restrictions that apply to freedom of speech.
  • UEB received the Quiet Room Review Group recommendations and agreed to endorse, the policy would now go to the Governance Committee.
  • UEB received a report on the progression and enrolment for English Language Programme and International Foundation Programme for 2016/17.
  • UEB received an update on Hay and Eisteddford Festivals 2016.

UEB received the following regular reports

  • Chief Operating Officer’s monthly report
  • HR dashboard quarterly report
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor monthly report