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University Committees

Tuesday 21 April 2015

1. To receive Welcome: RH
a) Thanks: Professor Robin Coningham (former PVC (Social Sciences and Health))

b) Welcome:

  • Professor Daniel Donoghue (Dean for Internationalisation)
  • Professor Colin Bain (Dean and Deputy to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research))
  • Professor Tim Clark (new role: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences & Health))
  • Ms Laura Todd (new role: Chair of AEA)
  • Miss Amelia (Millie) Tanner (President-Elect of Durham Students’ Union) as an observer
2. To receive Declaration of Interests: RH
3. To approve Minutes: 17 February 2015 and Special Meeting 27 March 2015: RH S/14/67 Closed & S/14/68
4. To receive

Matters Arising: RH

a) Minute 59d): Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Health)

Noted: i) that the Appointment panel’s recommendation to appoint Professor Tim Clark to the above post was approved by an email circulation of Senate members, undertaken in accordance with Standing Order 9; and ii) that Professor Clark’s start date was confirmed as 1 April 2015.

Principal Items
5. To discuss Adademic Strategy Development Update: RH S/14/69 Closed

John Pritchard invited to attend

6. To endorse REF 2014: Result and Responses: CW S/14/71 Closed
7. To endorse Review of Student Complaints Procedure: TW S/14/72
VC’s Business
8. To discuss Vice-Chancellor’s Questions: RH
9. To approve Senate Advisory Panel on Ceremonies and Honorary Degrees: RH S/14/74 Closed
10. To receive Update from the Executive: RH S/14/75 Closed
To comment a) Sexual Violence Working Group: GT S/14/76
Committee Reports
11. To receive Report from Council: 27 March 2015: RH S/14/77
12. To discuss Senate Review Committee: 11 March 2015: SF S/14/78 and b and c
13. Education Committee: Reports TW
To receive a) 28 January 2015 S/14/79
To approve b) 11 March 2015 S/14/80 and b
14. To receive Research Committee: 12 March 2015: CW S/14/81 and b, c, d and e
15. To approve Ethics Advisory Committee: 19 January 2015: SH S/14/82
Information Items
To receive The following reports:
Safeguarding Children Policy: PL S/14/83 , b and c

Appointment of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Examiners 2014/15: TW (Names of examiners approved by Education Committee will be available on SharePoint)

Chair's Action: RH S/14/84
Appointments and Resignations: RH(Available from GES upon request) S/14/85
Senior Appointments: RH S/14/86
Appointmetns of University Representatives: RH S/14/87
Honorary and Visiting Titles: D/TC/PH S/14/88
Annual Cycle of Senate Business 2014/15: RH S/14/89
Progress Report of Agreed Actions: RH S/14/90
University Executive Committee: RH
The minutes of meetings of UEC are available for the information of members on the University’s website at

(DC) David Cowling, Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts and Humanities)
(TC) Timothy Clark, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Heath)
(KD) Kate Deeming, Acting University Secretary
(RH) Ray Hudson, Acting Vice-Chancellor
(PH) Patrick Hussey, Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science)
(SH) Simon Hackett, Vice-Chair Ethics Advisory Committee
(GT) Graham Towl, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Warden
(TW) Tom Ward, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
(CW) Claire Warwick, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)