Joint Resource Allocation Advisory Board

Terms of Reference

A Joint Resource Allocation Advisory Board is tasked to make recommendation, to Council through PRAC, and to the Conference of Colleges on:

  1. The annual resource allocation exercise.
  2. Identification and proposed treatment of funding streams within the JRAM, including those from HEFCE.
  3. Assessment of the alignment of the model with academic strategy. Assessment of whether change in academic strategy and policy requires changes in the JRAM to support collegiate University objectives and if so the mechanisms which would enable these to be achieved.
  4. Proposals on how changes in external funding should be incorporated within the core mechanism transparently and on whether such changes then require an over-riding mechanism to align the JRAM with University academic strategy.
  5. Recommendations on related issues concerning the management of resources and the funding of activities across the collegiate University, as they arise in the course of the group’s work.

The Board should be primarily an expert body, which will make recommendations for consideration by the wider membership of PRAC and the Conference of Colleges. 

Membership is for three years in the first instance, renewable for one further term. The Chair is nominated by Council and Conference in rotation, each time for a two-year period.



Sir Ivor Crewe (Master, University College)

Chair (nominated by Council)

Dr David Prout (PVC, Planning & Resources)

Ex officio

Professor Sarah Whatmore (PVC, Education) 

Nominated by Council

Dr Steve New (Said Business School)

Appointed by PRAC/Education Committee

Professor Sam Howison (Mathematical Institute)

Appointed by PRAC/Education Committee

to be confirmed

Representing the Chairman of Conference

Dr Louise Durning (Senior Tutor, Lincoln College)

Nominated by Conference

Mr Charles Alexander (Finance Bursar, Merton College)

Nominated by Conference

to be confirmed

Nominated by Conference

Officers in Attendance

  • Mr Stephen Purbrick
  • Ms Judith Finch
  • Dr Mike Glover
  • Dr Liz Bills (Secretary)