Governance and Assurance
The Governance and Assurance Division was formed in September 2019. The division includes the following teams: Governance and Executive Support, Information Security and Compliance, Health and Safety, Operational Resilience, Office for Student Compliance, Bio-Support Unit and Risk Management and Assurance.
This diverse set of teams share the common objective aimed at equipping the organisation with the mechanisms to identify and measure compliance with the wide range of legal and statutory obligations associated with the operations of the University, providing assurance to key stakeholders and ensuring that key risks which could impact on the success of the University are identified and made visible. The division is also responsible for the University's incident response and business continuity approaches which are designed to enable the University to continue it key operations and recover from significant incidents.
Animal Research at Nottingham
The Bio-Support Unit provides governance and a legislative oversight for all research involving animals. This is thanks to a highly experienced and dedicated team working within specialist facilities that provide the highest standards of welfare.
Executive Services provide key administrative and business support to the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Chief Financial Officer and the Registrar. The Team also provide support to the Provosts for The University of Nottingham, Ningbo and The University of Nottingham, Malaysia during their trips to the UK.
The Governance Team is responsible for institutional governance and provides governance support to Council, Senate, University Executive Board and their sub-committees. This page also includes key information about the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances.
Health & Safety
The Health and Safety Department is responsible for providing advice and support to all Business Units within the University to assist them in ensuring a safe working environment for Staff, Students and Visitors.
Information Security & Compliance
The Information Security and Compliance Team is responsible for providing advice and guidance to the University on UKGDPR, Freedom of Information, Information Security and Records Management. The following pages will provide you with more detail.
Operational Resilience, formerly known as Business Continuity and Incident Management, focuses on how University departments can be made more resilient to disruption and continue to deliver critical processes should a significant incident occur.
The Regulatory Compliance Team provides advice and guidance in relation to the University's obligations associated with its registration with the Office for Students, and to ensure the University is fully compliant with these requirements.
Risk Management & Assurance
The Risk Management and Assurance Team oversees the University’s approach to risk management and assurance including the associated policies, frameworks and risk register. The Team supports Faculties, Schools and Professional Services in the management of risk.