The Council shall have all such powers as are necessary for the discharge of its functions as they are defined in the Charter and in these Statutes, including the following:
5.1.3 To delegate authority to the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, for the academic, corporate, financial, estate and human resource management of the University. And to establish and keep under regular review the policies, procedures and limits within such management functions as shall be undertaken by and under the authority of Vice-Chancellor.
Academic 5.2.1 To consider and approve reports and recommendations from the Senate on all academic aspects of the University strategy. 5.2.2 On the recommendation of the Senate, to define the academic structure of the University and to authorise the establishment of Schools and other such academic entities as may be required.
5.3.4 To be the University’s legal authority and, as such, to ensure that systems are in place for meeting all the University’s legal obligations, including those arising from contracts and other legal commitments made in the University’s name.
5.3.6 To ensure that the University’s constitution is followed at all times and that appropriate advice is available to enable this to happen.
5.4.7 To establish processes to monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the Council and its Committees.
Wellbeing, Health and Safety of Staff and Students 5.6.1 To ensure that the University makes appropriate provision for the welfare and well-being of staff and students. 5.6.2 To approve and monitor the effectiveness of a University health and safety policy.
5.7.2 To promote equality of opportunity across all University activities and services.
Powers of Appointment and Employment 5.8.1 Jointly with the Senate, to nominate to the Convocation a candidate for appointment as Chancellor. 5.8.2 To appoint the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance 1.4 and to provide appropriate procedures for monitoring their performance. 5.8.3 After consideration of such reports recommendations or nominations as may be required by the Ordinances, to appoint the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Executive Deans, and other Officers as may from time to time be determined. 5.8.4 To appoint the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, and the independent members of the Council. 5.8.5 To appoint, on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, the Secretary to the Council. 5.8.6 To be the employing authority for all staff and other contract-holders of the University; and to approve and monitor the effectiveness of a University human resource and employment strategy, which should encompass a framework for staff pay and conditions of service, discipline, performance review and appraisal, resolution of grievance and management of conflicts of interest.
5.9.1 To monitor the operation of the Students’ Union to ensure that it functions in a fair and democratic manner and is accountable for its finances.
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