Council Secretariat

The Council Secretariat is responsible for University-wide matters relating to governance, assurance, risk management and compliance. A substantial portion of the section’s activities relates to the servicing of Council and many of its committees, including the General Purposes Committee, the Audit and Scrutiny Committee and the Finance Committee. Such work goes beyond clerking these committees; where appropriate, the section will also handle much of the work generated by the committees.

The Director of the Council Secretariat is Dr Michael Glover, who reports to the Registrar.


Information on the University's governance, and links to the sites for Congregation, Council and its committees, Divisions, Conference of Colleges, and Elections by Congregation.


What do I need to know about the Bribery and Fraud Policies and how does the Data Protection Act affect me?


Information on the University's assurance function, the Audit and Scrutiny Committee, and internal audit.

Risk management

Information on the University's approach to risk management.


Information such as establishing new trusts, understanding the duties of trustees and assistance dealing with difficult provisions.


Information on the Prevent duty, the University's approach and key contacts.


All about the people who work in the Council Secretariat.