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Committee Secretariat

The University Committee Secretariat Team oversee the coordination and running of Council, Senate and other senior committees.


Council is the Governing Body of the University. Council meets six times a year and has a number of committees reporting to it.

Committees of Council:
•Audit Committee
•Council Nominations Committee
•Remuneration Committee

Although not formal committees of Council, Health and Safety Committee and Ethics Committee both report to Council on an annual basis to ensure oversight of regulatory and statutory requirements.


Senate is the chief academic decision-making body of the University. Its powers and constitution can be found in the University’s Statutes and it meets three times a year.

Committees of Senate:
•Education Board
•Postgraduate Research Board
•Flexible Combined Honours Degree Board of Studies
•Ethics Committee

Other Committees

•Professorial and Senior Salaries Committee
•Cornwall Campus Strategy Group (CCSG)

Read more about the Committee Secretariat and decision-making at the University: About Us