Risk Owner and Risk Facilitator resources

This page has been created to provide tools and resources for those responsible for managing risk or collating information for the University Risk Registers. As such, some of the content of this page is for internal use only, for training and awareness purposes. Some documents within this page are only accessible to staff, requiring sign in.

The University Risk Policy sets out our approach to risk management, and the UoE Risk Management Overview (internal use only) provides guidance on how this works in practice. If you have any questions on the content of this page or if additional guidance is required, please contact the University Risk and Compliance Officer Tracey Tuffin: t.tuffin@exeter.ac.uk.


Note that all of these tools are information for staff only, and require single sign on access.

Document Type Document Description

Risk Management - Full Guide Full summary guide to identifying, assessing, scoring risks, applying controls, monitoring risks and controls, and seeking assurance on effectiveness
Risk policy Sets out the University approach to risk management, and roles and responsibilities
Risk Management Cycle 2022/23 Reporting submission dates for the current year, and the audiences they are shared with
Decluttering your risk register Guide to reviewing your register to streamline, remove duplication, and consider risks that are no longer relevant
Scoring Matrix Guide to scoring risks, and the difference between gross and net scores
Risk Articulation Guidance Guide to articulating risk, including the cause, effect and impact
Risks Versus Issues The difference between a risk and an issue
Risk Register Template A risk register template in the University risk reporting standard format
Risk Register Guidance Document Explanation of the risk model, reporting information required and the audience of the reports
 Example risk areas for theming risks Examples of risk headers to use within registers, with descriptions. Please use this so that themed reporting can be extracted
Risk Identification and Analysis

Risk Blank Paper Session Guide Guide to a session to step away from the risk register and consider risks to strategy / operations
SWOT risk identification guide Guide to conducting a Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities analysis session
PESTLE risk identification Guide to identifying Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental risks
Bow Tie Risk Analysis Guide Guide to analysing the cause and consequence or identified risks, and where preventative controls or mitigating actions can be placed. The Bow Tie Blank Copy is a version that can be completed, and includes guidance on controls and their effectiveness.
Risk Control Guidance Risk and Control Types Gudie to different types of risks, the types of controls that could be applied to them, and considerations on monitoring control effectiveness

 Additional Guidance

Meetings and Workshops - please note that all of the below are for internal use only