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University Committees

Student Experience Sub-Committee

Standing Orders
(Sub-Committee of the Education Committee)

These Standing Orders should be read in conjunction with the Joint Standing Orders of Senate and Council.


The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chair)
The Deputy Head of the Colleges - Student Experience
The Dean and Deputy to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education))
Deputy Academic Registrar
The Head of the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre
The President of Durham Students' Union
Durham Students' Union Activities Officer
Durham Students' Union Community Officer
A representative from each faculty to be nominated by the Faculty PVC (or nominated alternatives if those members of staff are unable to attend)
The Assistant Head of Colleges (Student Experience)
A representative of the International Office nominated by its Director
A representative from Queen's Campus, if Queen's Campus is not represented in the above membership
A representative of postgraduate students nominated by Durham Students' Union

The Sub-Committee may co-opt up to three members at any time for a period of up to three years. Co-opted members will be eligible for reappointment.

Education Committee shall appoint one of the Sub-Committee's members as Chair and another member as Deputy Chair.

Invitation to attend meetings

Other members of the University will be invited to attend the Sub-Committee for relevant agenda items, for example, the Dean of Experience Durham, the Director of the University Counseling Service, the Dean for University Enterprise, the Director of Dissability Support and the Head of Student Immigration & Financial Support Office.


The Secretary of the Sub-Committee will normally be a member of the Academic Support Office.


The Committee shall normally meet six times a year.

Terms of reference

The Sub-Committee shall:

(a) within a framework determined by Education Committee, develop and monitor a policy for supporting the non-academic elements of the student experience;

(b) be responsible to Education Committee for the monitoring and provision of student support services, receiving and considering annual reports from the support services and making recommendations as appropriate to Education Committee;

(c) consider and monitor the implementation of strategy and policy relating to employability, enterprise and skills issues as referred to it by Education Committee, including key developments such as the Durham Award and the Skills Audit;

(d) act as a channel of communication and consultation between Education Committee and the student services;

(e) consider matters of student welfare and finance;

(f) consider reports from the College Review Panel on the follow-up to College Reviews, signing off such reviews on behalf of Education Committee and reporting on this to Education Committee.