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University Committees

Tuesday 29 April 2014

1. To receive Declaration of Interests
2. To discuss

Recruitment of Vice-Chancellor: CC on behalf of RG

Closed S/13/49

Given the nature of this item it is to be taken first, after which the Vice-Chancellor will resume as Chair. Clare Curran invited to attend

3. To approve Minutes: 25 February 2014: CH S/13/50
Minutes: 3 April (Special Meeting) 2014: SF S/13/51
4. To receive Matters Arising: CH
5. To endorse Heads of Department: CH

Applied Social Sciences: Professor Linda McKie for a period of 3 years from 1 August 2014;
Medicine, Pharmacy and Health: Dr Simon Forrest for a period of 3 years from 1 August 2014.

VC’s Business
6. To discuss Vice-Chancellor’s Questions
7. General Business
To receive a) Appointment of PVC (Research) S/13/52
To discuss b) Update on the University's Strategic Planning Process S/13/53
John Pritchard invited to attend
Principal Items
8. To discuss Update on the Review of Progress against the University Strategy 2010-2020: CH
Andy Shenstone and Guy van Koetsveld (Capita Consulting) and John Pritchardinvited to attend
9. To approve Impact of UCU Action Short of a Strike: TW Closed S/13/54
10. To receive Research Strategy Development (Oral Update): DP
11. To receive Governance Review: tbc (Senate Member of the Governance Review Project Board) S/13/55
Committee Reports
12. To receive Report from Council: 24 March 2014: CH S/13/56
13. To approve Education Committee: 12 March 2014: TW S/13/57
14. To receive Research Committee: 20 March 2014: RD S/13/58
Information Items
To receive The following reports:
15. Appointment of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Examiners 2013/14: TW S/13/59 ap 1 ap 2 ap 3
16. Chair's Action Report: CH S/13/60
17. Academic Progression Committee: 10 April 2014: CH S/13/61
18. Ethics Advisory Committee: 4 March 2014: APSH S/13/62
19. Appointments and Resignations: CH (Available from GES upon request) S/13/63
20. Senior Appointments: CH S/13/64
21. Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Titles: RC/AD/SK S/13/65
22. Progress Report of Agreed Actions: CH S/13/66
23. University Executive Committee: CH
The minutes of meetings of UEC are available for the information of members on the University’s website at


(CC) Clare Curran, Director of Human Resources
(DC) David Cowling, Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts and Humanities)
(RC) Robin Coningham, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Heath)
(GD) Gayle Ditchburn, Interim University Secretary
(RD) Richard Davies, Deputy Chair of Research Committee (apologies sent by TMcL)
(SF) Susan Frenk, Chair of the Special Meeting of Senate on 3 April 2014
(RG) Robert Gillespie, Chair of University Council
(APSH) Vice-Chair Ethics Advisory Committee
(CH) Chris Higgins, Vice-Chancellor and Warden (Chair)
(SK) Patrick Hussey, Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science)
(DP) Dave Petley, Dean of Research and Global Engagement
(TW) Tom Ward, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)