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University of Manchester Governance Review Info

Apr 13, 2021
Information, FAQ and team biographies for the Halpin Review of Governance at University of Manchester.

Reinventing the 'review'

Mar 05, 2021
Susie Hills says it’s time to dust off the art of the review, reinvent it and super-charge it for 2021. It’s time to develop review processes that are focused, effective, swift, compassionate and energising.

The university’s brand & reputation – what is the Board/Council’s role?

Mar 05, 2021
Frank Toop suggests it is worth considering whether the Board/Councils should be more involved in managing their public image due to the importance of the University’s brand and reputation.

Younger Independent Governors?

Feb 02, 2021
The role of student governors can be difficult as they often enter a governing body with limited experience. However, with the right support and encouragement student governors can make a significant contribution to the Council/Board.

Senior Independent Governors

Jan 15, 2021
The Senior Independent Governor (SIG) is new to the CUC code, and as a result, many universities are either considering whether they wish to appoint one, or considering how they are going to ‘explain’ that they have considered it and decided not to do so.

Is the new revised CUC Code of Governance enough?

Sep 17, 2020
The CUC has just published its revised Higher Education Code of Governance. But is it enough?

Upping the governance game in Wales

Aug 03, 2020
In 2019, Chairs and Vice-Chancellors in Wales commissioned Gillian Camm to do a review of HE governance in Wales. The report was published in December 2019 and set out a proposed way forward on governance that was clustered around a series of governance values. It is relevant to all UK HE institutions too.

3 reasons to make your next governance effectiveness review an external one

Jul 28, 2020
It can be tempting to carry out your governance effectiveness review without any external input. However, there are times when this approach doesn’t bring sufficient independence or fresh thinking. Here are 3 reasons to work with an external supplier on reviewing your governance arrangements: